So I just got my first eye exam as a diabetic and I am happy to say I only have the beginning of cataracts and am developing nearsightedness again( I had lasix surgery 10 years ago). I was really worried because I had recently developed some "floaters" in my right eye. They seem to be clustered and have a black dot in the middle. I was petrified that this was the beginning of diabetic retinopathy, etc. I had some off numbers over the holidays. I was sick with the flu after Thanksgiving, overate somewhat, and drank wine almost nightly at lots of holiday parties and it was my birthday….Not to mention the 2 year anniversary of being diagnosed… My old insurance didn't cover my sensors so I was without my CGM to help me stay on track. I was testing less trying to get to January 1st without refilling my test strips and dealing with the stupid 5 thousand phone calls it takes to get the insurance to cover them. (New insurance and new deductible as of January first) I was pushing it. The good news is I don't have diabetic eye changes and I am so relieved. I go to the endo the 28th and will see what my A1C is. I am guessing not as good as the 5.7 I had previously, but I'm okay with that now that I know I haven't hurt my eyes.
How are your eyes? Do you have complications? Have you had floaters? Do they bug you? Do they go away? As my Eye doc said they are protein chains that float in the vitreous fluid in the eye. Any chance they are related to high protein and a low carb diet?
Happy New Year!