Tight control and eye issues

Has anyone noticed that after getting their blood glucose under tight control that their eyes start acting up and getting worse? After getting my CGM and keeping my A1C’s under 7, I got diagnosed with Diabetic Retrinopathy Stage 1. It seems to be getting worse! I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for 60 years!

It’s quite a common response, unfortunately, but often tends to stabilize, with treatment.

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Same thing happened to me. I got my numbers under control after many years of not really trying. Then my eyes went. It was awful at first but things are more stable these days. I had to have a lot of work done on my retinas in order to get where I am today.

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Good to know things got better! Scary going through this though.

Just read from this site bleacher. Did you ever have the VEGF treatment for this?

Happy that thins got better at last

Three years ago I had one injection of Avastin (generic name bevacizumab), one of the two anti-VEGF antibody drugs available, in conjunction with a vitrectomy. I have not had further laser treatments in that eye (in either eye, actually), so I suppose I can vouch for its effectiveness.

I see my retinal specialist this coming Monday. Will be interesting to hear what he says. Praying that the VEGF have not grown out of control. I never had laser treatments or injections of Avastin.