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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

'Low carb for improved vision and health'

 Ophthalmologist recommends low carb for improved vision and health

"How are doctors using low-carb diets to help their unique patient populations? Meet Mexican ophthalmologist Dr. Ana Lorenzo, who is helping reverse her patients’ diabetic retinopathy.

As a specialist cataract surgeon in Mexico City, Dr. Ana Lorenzo is an expert in the delicate operation that removes the cloudy lens from a patient’s eye and replaces it with an intraocular lens for clearer vision.

As part of her post-surgical care, she always closely examines her patients’ retinas. She hopes she will find that she’s not too late to help them protect, and even improve, their vision. And a low-carb diet is one her favourite tools to help.

When she examines the thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that is essential for vision, she is looking for evidence of diabetic retinopathy.

Chronically high blood sugar, as well as uncontrolled high blood pressure, damages the retina’s intricate blood vessels. Such diabetic damage is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the world.

Research shows that people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop cataracts, so her surgical population is already at higher risk of having diabetes, and therefore having some damage to their retinas, even if it’s not yet been diagnosed.

Dr. Lorenzo sees evidence of diabetic retinopathy all too often.

“In Mexico, diabetes and prediabetes are frequent problems,” says Dr. Lorenzo, explaining that Mexico has among the highest rates of diabetes among developing countries. Undiagnosed diabetes is common.

“Many of my patients don’t know they have diabetes or prediabetes, “ Dr. Lorenzo says. “But I can see evidence of diabetic retinopathy when I look in their eyes.”"

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Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

29 comments:

Tom said...

...I know all about this!

Elephant's Child said...

Anything which can protect and even possibly improve our eyesight is a winner.

Rose said...

I had no idea about this...makes me wonder where I have been!

J.P. Alexander said...

Si como diabetica cuido mi ojos. Genial entrada te mando un beso

Susan Zarzycki said...

Thank you for your informative posts. As a suffer of hyperglycemia and Macular Regeneration I was interested in reading this post in particular.💖

Christine said...

Interesting.

Angie's Recipes said...

More reasons to stay with low carb way of eating :-)

Linda said...

Hmm, very interesting.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Interesting and very informative. Thanx Jan.

God bless always.

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for this great advice. Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

That is so interesting!

N A S S A H said...

Great ideas

Margaret D said...

Well that is very interesting.

Miss Val's Creations said...

How interesting. Sight is so important and life changing when it can be improved.

Divers and Sundry said...

I had no idea... Thanks!

Rajani Rehana said...

Super blog

Creations By Cindy said...

Thank you so much for the information. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Interesting.

bill said...

Great info to know, thanks for sharing.

Aritha said...

Very good post! Thank you.

sandy said...

Good to know.

DVArtist said...

Wow! This is a fabulous post. Great information.

Debbie said...

it is so interesting to know what a doctor can see with the naked eye. as a nurse we learned certain things also. they eyes tell the medical community many things!!

Jenn Jilks said...

There is so much to learn about diet and health!

Snowbird said...

Goodness, how interesting.xxx

Phil Slade said...

Another excellent and informative piece of information. Many thanks guys.

Jeanie said...

Yet another good reason for low carb. Having just had my eye appointment yesterday and decline in vision I might need to take this better to heart!

Thanks for your visits and comments. I'm having a devil of a time catching up on posts but hope to get back on track soon!

Conniecrafter said...

Another good reason to go low carb

Teresa said...

Me parece muy interesante tu reportaje. Besos.