Your husband should go to his endocrinologist or his PCP to have his eyes checked. Blurry vision is unfortunately one of the side effects of high blood sugars. As a Type 2 diabetic for over 10 years, I too have problems with high sugar levels and occasional blurry vision. My doctors have checked my eyes, and I have the yearly diabetic test done at my eye doctors. So far, everything is fine, but that doesn't mean I am not afraid of losing my vision. Get it looked at ASAPView Thread
The hardest thing for me isn't so much the diet, although that is tough enough, but the daily taking of my medication. That for me is the constant reminder of my condition, and how different my life has been for the past 10 years. I suffer from depression, high cholesterol(Sp), arthritis, occasional angina, and some other minor issues, along with my type 2 diabetes. My problems do not stop me from living, just makes it more complicated and more interesting.View Thread
Both my wife and I are Type 2 diabetics. She had gastric bypass surgery done some 25 years ago, and lost a lot of weight. She kept it off for a lot of years, but the weight came back.
As for myself, I have been considering weight loss surgery for a number of years, and have talked about it with my wife and my endocrinologist and have done some research about it on the web. With my medications, and better control, I have gone down from a high of 315 to about 260-265 lbs, but have stayed at the new weight for a couple of years. I have arthritis in my ankles and knees, some neuropathy in my feet, and two fused disks in my lower back, which makes exercise painful, to say the least.
I know that surgery is not a magical cure-all for my problems, but is sure as hell can be considered as a powerful tool to help get my diabetes under better control, if it doesn't help eliminate it altogether. So I guess the answer for me would be yes, I would have the surgery if it were offered to me.View Thread
I just wanted to post a big word of "Thanks" for the information. I am new to the community, but not new to responding to posts. I look forward to talking about life with diabetes with everyone.View Thread