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visual symptoms with hypoglycemia?

I am a 31 year old mixed race woman. My current complaint which brought me on this search is apparent diabetic retinopathy. I paid close to $1000.00 to a retinal specialist for a diagnosis, though he says he can't tell for certain or even high probability what is causing my visual occlusion in my right eye. He wouldn't tell me much, but I overheard him telling his assisting nurse that he could see "exudates" and "microaneurysms" while he was examining my eyes.

Since that point I've been reading up on type II diabetes. I am not a physician myself, so I am not diagnosing myself, but I can say that I have none of the symptoms of diabetes and diabetes does not run in my family. I've never shown clear clinical signs, nor have lab tests ever shown me to be hyperglycemic, etc.

However, reactive hypoglycemia does run in my family. I also have numerous symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia. Also, also, I've read a few studies done on subjects who have shown similar visual symptoms with hypoglycemia.

I am preparing for a physician visit on the 17th and would like to get as much input as I can from others on what I should ask, and what I should possibly be prepared for. Thanks.

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replied January 8th, 2019
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Diabetic retinopathy cant develop in isolation. A patient has to have longstanding diabetes to develop the eye changes. If you are not diabetic the you do not have diabetic retinopathy.

Wishing you best of health


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