Today is day 12 on gleevec and I feel all is going well so far. Yesterday I went to the eye doctor and he dx advanced diabetic retinopathy. I am diabetic but have been treating it with adkins diet and exercise for 2 years post cabg x4. My morning numbers have been around 100 consistently over this time frame. I was surprised that my a1c was at 7 during my recent hospitalization so my numbers may be off. He is sending me to the to see a specialist for potential laser surgery on Tuesday.
My question is; Could this be a side effect of the gleevec rather than the diabetes? Should I have the the laser surgery in either case? I have been experiencing some vision problems for a few months ( cloudy vision in the AM when first out of bed) but I thought this was from cataracts worsening.
Thank you all for responding to my last post about starting gleevec, it was very helpful.