November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month, making it an ideal time to raise awareness about preventive solutions. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in the country. In fact, diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common complications with some 7.7 million diabetics experiencing it. The good news is that there are things that diabetics can do to help protect their eyes.
“There are roughly 29 million people who have diabetes in the U.S., making this an important issue impacting many,” explains Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. “It is imperative that people make prevention a top priority. Action should be taken to help prevent eye diseases prior to becoming diabetic, as well as after becoming one.”
Here are 5 tips that Dr. Kondrot recommends for helping diabetics protect their eyes:
- Diet do-over. Eliminate sugar and eat healthy raw organic foods to keep you healthy. Add stevia as a sweetener. It taste great, satisfies your sugar craving and actually strengthens your pancreas.
- Pull out the scale. Reduce your weight in order to reduce the stress on your pancreas, as well as reduce the need for insulin.
- Have frequent eye exams. Sight threatening conditions can develop without any symptoms, making early detection important.
- Take chromium. It has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity by increasing the number of insulin receptors on the cells. It also helps stabilize blood sugar spikes after meals by boosting the action of insulin.
- Consider chelation treatment. The NIH sponsored a study (TACT) that showed that diabetics receiving chelation had a 39 percent lower rate of vascular problems.
“While blindness can occur from diabetes complications it doesn’t have to happen,” adds Dr. Kondrot. “We have helped many diabetic patience with protecting their eyes and restoring their vision. Through prevention and natural treatment diabetics can maintain good eye health, too.”
Dr. Kondrot is the author of three best-selling books, including “10 Essentials to Save Your Sight” (Advantage Media Group, July 2012), and president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. He has founded the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center, located just north of Tampa, Fla., which offers alternative and homeopathic routes to vision therapies known as the “Kondrot Program.” The program focuses on such conditions as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, cataracts, and others. His advanced programs have helped people from around the world restore their vision. The center sits on 50 acres of land and features a 14,000-square-foot state-of-the art complex, an organic ranch, jogging trails, swimming pool, hot tub, and more. For more information, visit the site at www.healingtheeye.com