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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Bilberry And Lutein for Type 2 Diabetics To protect Eyesight

Did you know that Bilberry is a powerful antioxidant which helps to protect blood vessels in the eyes? It has been used in the prevention and treatment of Macular degeneration, glaucoma, night blindness and cataracts. It is also beneficial for varicose veins in the early stages and  has traditionally been used to help control blood sugar levels in diabetics.

During WWII British pilots claimed better night vision after eating  bilberry jam. Apparently no real scientific studies have been done to support this information, however I have personally noticed an improvement in vision after being on both Bilberry and Lutein for some time. Praise the Lord on my last visit to the eye doctor I am 63 and have NO signs of any cataracts, or Macular degeneration or glaucoma.

I cannot attribute that entirely to these two ingredients as I also drink one or two glasses of raw vegetable and fruit juices every day in my Vita Mixer and take a full range of natural supplements to boot.

What about Lutein? In the April 2004 issue of Optometry magazine, visual function was found to improve in people taking a Lutein supplement.showed an 18% decrease in the risk of cataracts when taking a combination of Lutein and Zeaxanthin. You can buy supplements with this combination and also in food sources such as spinach (used regularly in my Vita mix drinks), and also in peas and broccoli.

Following is a link to ONE source where you can purchase health supplements including Bilberry and Lutein in supplement form.

LINK to Purchase Bilberry and Lutein Supplement

People who eat diets that are high in Omega 3 fish oils have also shown fewer incidents of Glaucoma and other eye problems as well.

LINK to Type 2 Diabetes and Vision Problems


Eye problems and diabetes introduction

If you have diabetes, regular visits to your ophthalmologist for eye exams are important to avoid eye problems. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetes eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults age 20 to 74.
If you have eye problems and diabetes, don't buy a new pair of glasses when you notice you have blurred vision. It could just be a temporary eye problem that develops rapidly with diabetes and is caused by high blood sugar levels.
High blood sugar in diabetes causes the lens of the eye to swell, which changes your ability to see. To correct this kind of eye problem, you need to get your blood sugar back into the target range (90-130 milligrams per deciliter or mg/dL before meals, and less than 180 mg/dL one to two hours after a meal). It may take as long as three months after your blood sugar is well controlled for your vision to fully get back to normal.
Blurred vision can also be a symptom of more serious eye problem with diabetes. The three major eye problems that people with diabetes may develop and should be aware of are cataracts, glaucoma, and retinopathy.


Remember you only get one pair of eyes and if you are a type 2 diabetic, it is absolutely VITAL you get the best possible control you can on your blood sugar levels and regular eye exams.

Healing scripturesJesus healing the blind
And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. (Mat 20:29-34 KJV)

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