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Have Myopic degeneration and reduced vision. Have diabetes. Taking Insulin and Ecosprin. Recommendations?

I am a diabetic person 47 yrs age on Hum insulin 30 /70 22 units at breakfast and 10 unit at dinner .My cholestrol and triglycerids are very much within limits . I am taking ecosprin AV 75 for last 6 months . should I still continue. Recently ther is myopic degeneration in left eye and vision is reduced by 40% Should i stop ecosprin av 75
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
thanks for posting your query.
Let me know the results of blood sugar both fasting and postprandial.
As such there is no correlation between diabetes and use of ecosprin with myopic degeneration.
Myopic degeneration may have genetic predisposition and runs in families.
Diabetes by causing changes degeneration at level of retina may cause loss of vision.
Your blood sugar must be in controlled range and glycosylated hemoglobin must be below 6.0%.
You should consult with ophthalmologist for correction of myopic degeneration.
Kindly don't stop ecosprin and atorvastatin.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Your blood sugar levels and other parameters are allright because of regular medication only.
You can't and should not stop your medications,as the moment you do it,these parameters will start deteriorating and will land you in various types of complications.
As far as deteriotion of eye vision is concerned,there can be three causes for it.
...diabetic retinopathy.
You must immediately consult an ophthalmologist and get your eyes examined to look for the cause and it's management.
Don't stop ECOSPORIN as it a blood thinner and helps preventing strokes.
Answered: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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