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Eye complications are a common issue with diabetics and nothing new. The good news is this is a preventable complication of diabetes and there are many options available. The first attack is to focus on keeping blood sugar levels low, also beneficial to every other side-effects of diabetes. It is always wise to keep in contact with your optometrist or ophthalmologist in case there are underlying complications that need to be addressed.

To keep blood sugar down and help heel damage caused by a diabetics typically higher than normal glucose levels, involves a better diet and supplements. Green leafy vegetables lead the list of important foods for eye problems. The supplements and/or ingredients of value are the antioxidants and carotenoids (pigments in plants). The carotenoids considered valuable are lutein an zeaxanthin. In one study, researchers found that people who typically ate lutein and zeaxanthin rich greens two to four times a week were half as likely to have AMD as people who ate those foods less than once a month.

The reason I took to this topic is I myself have taken lutein with results in less than a week. I was experiencing focus issues and a twitching in one eye due to strain. This all went away and I was able to resume activities that before would be to difficult long term. Also, while eating greens regularly and not taking any supplements I felt just the same, so a good diet without any supplements can work as well I believe.

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