Over the years, I’ve heard stories of people improving their control/A1c (usually T1 women preparing for pregnancy), only to suddenly find themselves with signs of retinopathy. My opthomologist mentioned the phenomenon to me a while back — just in casual conversation; I wasn’t planning to become pregnant.
Anyway, I’m curious about this, as I’ve recently gone low-carb, and my day-to-day control has improved significantly (another topic!). My A1c levels have generally been in the low 6s, so I don’t expect much change there, but I’m wondering if this sudden switch from “M & W” CGM graphs to relative flatlines is going to do something paradoxically nasty to my eyes (which were completely clear last check-up).
Not that I’m planning to go back to wacky BG swings, but … anybody have any info on this strange-sounding phenomenon?