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I'm in early 40s, diagnosed with diabetes type2 since 7 years ago, my blood glucose all in all under control, recently using the drugs: GLIZIDE 5mg. one before breakfast, and 1 metformin 500mg after breakfast, then 2 after dinner,
this recent treatment was going regularly for a year,
I started to notice vision dropped, especially in the morning when just gets up, hardly to read SMS, Line, whatspp messages unless I take screenshot then go to photos gallery and maximize to see it in bigger font to be able to read,
I would like to ask if any suggested treatment, food, supplements etc, Kindly advise,
many thanks in advance.

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replied June 19th, 2016
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hello and welcome

your concern is appreciated

although blurred vision comes under less common side effects of both above mentioned drugs but diabetes it self is related to many eye complications, vision can become blurry when blood sugar level is high. these patients are at high risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy. you need to take complete eye examination through slit lamp too it will exclude all the serious complications. you should keep on monitoring your blood sugar level at home and also do an HbA1c to assess the sugar control over past few months. if its not controlled your dovtor can increase the dose or change the medication. its necessary to get your eyes tested on yearly basis as diabetic retinopathy is serious complication of diabetes and can lead to blindness. it can be simple presbyopia but for that you have to undergo complete eye examination.

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