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    Seeing spots a symptom
    amanda2581 posted:
    Hi Laurie I was reading a post on here where they mentioned seeing spots as a symptom of diabetes,I wonder if that is what the yellow spots I see occasionally are ?I have mentioned this to many drs, even eye drs, with no real answer,slipper :confused:
    smip responded:
    Not sure about yellow spots slipper but yes. Seeing spots is one symptom of haveing diabetes. So is seeing "sparks" of light.
    dorsy1943 responded:
    If you are seeing sparks of light, make an appointment with a retina specialist. It is probably posterior vitreous detachment which you usually can't do anything about. However, it could also signal a detaching retina. You have no way of diagnosing this yourself. I did not know that seeing spots was a sign of diabetes. I do know that if you have floaters in your eyes this could be due to posterior vitreous detachment or maybe retina problems. My own retina specialist whom I see twice a year did not tell me that seeing spots was a sign of diabetes. I will have to ask him next visit. My own blood sugar is in very good control so I do not think the floaters I experience are because of the diabetes. But who knows? Dolores
    amanda2581 responded:
    I get the floaters I have told eye drs, about this and they shrugg it off,I will see big yellow patches especially after I come in from out side,I went to the ER the first time it happened,But got no results from that,I think comeing in from light to dark causes it maybe also my diabetes,They started about 10 years ago,I rarely have them now,slipper :smile:

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