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Information on Diabetic Retinopathy

Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Diabetic Retinopathy


Those with diabetes are at risk of developing this disorder of the eyes. Leaking capillaries near the retina may cause blurred vision, retinal hemorrhaging, accumulated fluid in the eyes, and eventually blindness.


  • A study showed that type 1 diabetes that was control with insulin an kept there blood sugar under control slowed the process down.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Vitamin A
Importance: N/A
Comments: Promotes good eye health.

Shark Cartilage
Importance: N/A
Comments: Stops growth of tiny blood vessels that may cause loss of vision. Slows the process.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

No Herbs Listed.

  • Follow guidelines for a diabetic diet.
  • Those with diabetes should have their eyes examined regularly. If caught in the early stages, laser surgery may be able to help.