My 28 year old son was diagnosed in February, after a routine physical detected high blood glucose. Within a few days of starting insulin, he became farsighted. This resolved itself quickly, but a month later the eye doctor could see signs of cataracts starting to form. In the last week, after a few months on insulin, his vision has become cloudy. Our family ophthalmologist recommends cataract surgery. He has not yet had the chance to discuss this situation with his endocrinologist.
I am wondering if this is a normal progression of eye problems so soon after a diagnosis of type 1. This is all new to our family. We have no history of diabetes and my son never had any indications of it growing up. He has otherwise been managing his condition very well and keeping his blood sugar under control. His endocrinologist has mentioned that he is in a honeymoon phase.