“The supplementation of 1,800 mg of omega-3 per day for 180 days has been shown to promote corneal nerve regeneration in type I diabetes patients.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]
Diabetes is a leading cause of vision impairment and blindness. Diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the blood vessels in the retina, is believed to be responsible for 4.8 percent of the estimated 37 million global cases of blindness caused by eye diseases.
Conventional medicine is confined to treating the symptoms of diabetes by lowering elevated levels of blood sugar. However, cardiovascular disease and other diabetic complications occur even in those patients whose blood sugar levels are controlled. Logically, therefore, lowering blood sugar levels alone is clearly an incomplete treatment of diabetic disorders.
Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the causes, prevention, and adjunct treatment of diabetes. His research has shown that the primary cause of type 2 diabetes is a long-term deficiency of certain vitamins and other essential micronutrients in millions of cells in the pancreas (the organ that produces insulin), the liver, the blood vessel walls, as well as other organs. Based on this understanding, an optimum intake of the correct vitamins and other micronutrients can not only help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, but it can also help correct existing diabetic conditions and their complications.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system destroys specific cells in the pancreas, the organ that produces the vital hormone insulin. As this latest study with omega-3 fatty acids demonstrates, micronutrient-based approaches are also beneficial in this form of the disease. Getting enough vitamin D during infancy and childhood is known to be associated with a lower risk of islet autoimmunity, a precursor of type 1 diabetes.
To learn more about the natural treatment of diabetes, read this article on our website.
To learn about the Cellular Medicine approach to preventing and controlling common eye diseases, see this article on our website.