Since the beginning of this pregnancy, it’s been requested by me to see my eye doctor. They want me to check for retinopathy because many pregnancies will increase the retinopathy in diabetics.
I was diagnosed with retinopathy in 2009. Six months later, it was gone because I tightened my glucose control.
Let’s say that I go see this eye doctor again and they tell me my retinopathy is back. What would they make me do differently than what I’m already doing to stop the retinopathy from progressing? I’ve already had the tightest glucose control of my life during this pregnancy. Are they just going to tell me to tighten it even more? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that’s possible.
I’m seeing the doctor every week now. And starting next week, it’ll be twice a week. Every doctor I see (high risk, OB GYN, Endocronologist) just wants to check the development of my baby and then talk about my BG numbers. The only one who is going to change my dosages is my Endo. And that’s not even entirely true because I change my own dosages. So, why the same discussion and the same stress from every doctor? Especially since the high risk team knows very little about my disease and typically assumes it’s gestational (a completely different beast).
So, my question is… why so many doctors? I know they all have their own specialties and I appreciate them monitoring my baby’s progress… but why the same reprimanding and pushing about my numbers. I am doing the best that I can. Do I really have to hear the same “this will happen if you don’t tighten…” guilt conversation. I’m tired of it and can’t wait for this to be over.
Any of you experience anything actually HELPFUL from seeing your eye doctor during pregnancy? What am I to gain from seeing them at this stage? I figure I can see them after baby comes, when I might actually be able to do something about it.