Blurred Vision In Diabetes Type 2 – What To Do

It can be worrying if you get blurred vision in diabetes type 2. Chances are the blurriness is been caused by high sugar levels in your blood. When your blood sugar is high your body uses its water(fluid) to flush the excess sugar out through your kidneys and into your urine. The fluid is taken from all parts of your body including your eyes and when this happens it causes your eye to swell which changes the shape of your lens resulting in the blurriness.

As your blood sugar levels fall, and you take on board more fluids your eyesight should return to normal.

What To Do If It Does Not Return To Normal

If your blood sugar levels are at a normal level and you have rehydrated your body but you still have blurred vision then you will need to make an appointment to see your optician. If however it is getting worse or come on suddenly then you need to speak to your doctor.

How Does Diabetes Affect My Eyes

Diabetes can affect your eyes in the short term as in the case above, and also in the long term causing diabetic eye disease, which is broken down into 4 categories, you can read more about diabetic eye disease in my post titled Does Diabetes Affect Eyesight (Click Here)

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