You take your sight for granted, until one day you put your glasses on and suddenly things aren’t sharp any longer. I only had new lenses fitted earlier this year, they are weird ones with graduated change between reading and distance so you don’t notice the change, thus I shouldn’t expect my prescription to change just yet.
After I returned from a 4 day birthday stay in Singapore I started to have problems with my diabetes, though levels had been playing up for a while and I’d be trying to correct and failing. Just before I went away my doctor had increased the strength of a medication I take to help, but after returning I started to experience strong feelings of nausea, headaches, and still highly elevated blood glucose. Then just before returning to work my vision started to blur slightly, though only to the point of not being as sharp as before (I am mildly short sighted – just in vision you understand lol).
Having returned to work the doctor has insisted I go on a strict no carbohydrate diet to try contain the blood sugars, so has been very much a ‘hello salad and protein’ diet since. Trying to go out with a friend over the weekend was an experience, attempting to find somewhere that doesn’t serve pretty much a carbohydrate-laden meal is quite an effort, even the Brotzeit venue I selected wasn’t great, I thought the meal I’d chosen had scrambled eggs, though they did look strangely pale, it ended up being some weird pasta and cheese creamy concoction that was rather vomitous.
I have looked into how long I may face this visual impairment now I’ve managed to lower the blood sugars a fair bit, webMD was suggesting it could be anywhere from 1-3 months. I just hope this doesn’t get any worse, it is already so frustrating not being able to clearly see my screens at work.