Hi, sorry you both are having to go through all of that, but it will get better. Congratulations on his numbers dropping so much so quickly, that is fantastic and is not the normal way it happens for most people with this. It usually takes quite a while to see numbers as low as that.
I suspect his eyesight will go through quite a bit of changes before it settles down, and quite possibly, will change throughout time if his levels are not very well controlled. My husband, who has Type 2, can often tell how is levels are running by his eyesight. Any time he is running higher or lower than he normally does, his eyesight changes.
One thing I would recommend doing is calling the place you got the glasses at and see if they have a do-over policy. If not, explain the situation, that his prescription may be wrong due to newly diagnosed diabetes and see if they will do a one time do over on the glasses any way. Many places offer a one-time do over for any reason and other times it is possible to have the glasses redone once with a new prescription at no cost if there is a good reason for it and you let them know soon after getting the glasses. If they won’t work with you on it, call your insurance company and see if they can help.
Just before I was diagnosed with Type 1, my eyesight got really bad, really fast. I went to the eye doctor and he did not catch that it was due to diabetes, even though he really should have, and gave me a script for glasses that it turns out I really didn’t need, as once I was diagnosed and my levels were under control, my eyesight went back to normal. It took a lil while, and my eyesight changed up and down and sideways for about a month or so, but it finally smoothed out.
Unfortunately for me, I got the glasses right away after my exam (two weeks before I was diagnosed) and got them as bi-focals, hated them being that and used my one time do over to go to single strength lenses about three days before I was diagnosed and knew what was going on. Had I waited, I would have been able to get a prescription in them that would have worked better for me now. I have hardly ever worn the glasses I spent 500 dollars on as they really don’t do me much good. O well, I would rather have my eyesight be good enough to not need them than need them.
Anywho, check into this and see if you can get the glasses redone if needed when his vision settles down, cause it really will, but give it some time to level out. Even though you need to give it some time to settle down, call the place you got the glasses at right away
Also, give yourself a break, get some sleep, eat a good meal and stop stressing so much. Eat well every day and sleep well every night. You have to take care of yourself or you won’t be able to take care of anyone or anything else.
You have done a great job with this but it is your husband who needs to take care of this. HE is the one with Type 2 and HE has to be the one to take charge of this and do his own testing and take care of himself. He is not a child who is helpless, and he will benefit from taking care of his own diabetes himself. He needs to be able to test when you are not there or are busy, and all other times.
You have a child to take care of and a job, and he isn’t either one of those things, and you also have to take care of you. Even if you didn’t have those other things in your life, he should still be doing this stuff. Let him be an adult and take care of his own diabetes. You can be there for support and help him when it is really needed, but taking care of his routine daily stuff like testing is not a job that should fall to you. Even kids can do this stuff, testing is just routine stuff that everyone who has to do it should be doing for themselves as soon as they are old enough and if he is old enough to have a kid, he is old enough to test his own blood sugar.
Also, let him figure out the carb counting thing, reading labels and figuring out how many carbs he should be eating. He has to be able to do that and control his own eating habits too. Again, you can help him, but he needs to be able to do these things.
I really do commend you for all you have done and I hope that the above doesn’t sound harsh, I do not intend it to be, I really am just trying to help. I think he will be happy he is taking care of these things himself once he is actually taking control of it himself.
Btw, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a lil over two years ago and while my husband did do my first shot for me, as I was too upset an hour after diagnosis to do it, I have done every shot and every test since then myself. I take at least 5 shots a day and test an average of 8 times a day. These are things people should not rely on someone else to do for them and they are really not the huge deal some make them out to be before they are doing it. Once he starts doing it, it will be easier for him to do it himself than to have you do it for him.