BiO-LiFE Pycno®sight: Alternative management for Diabetic Retinopathy
Oct 13, 2021
Did you know that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness for people with diabetes? Diabetic retinopathy happened when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue whereby a healthy retina is important for good vision. In people with diabetic retinopathy, the blood vessel in the retina may leak fluid or blood, while in some others, abnormal new blood vessels can grow on the surface of the retina which leads to visual impairment.
At the earlier stage, diabetic retinopathy may not cause any changes in your vision but over time it can get worse. A person may notice a general blurring of their vision, might see spots floating, or noticing color appear faded. Eventually if left untreated, diabetic retinopathy may cause vision loss or even blindness.
Pycnogenol® – French Maritime Pine Bark
Pycnogenol® is a natural plant extract with powerful antioxidants from the French Maritime Pine Bark that grows exclusively along the coast of southwest France. For the past 40 years, Pycnogenol® has been extensively studied with more than 400 scientific publications to ensure its safety and efficacy. It has been clinically proven to prevent and delay the progression of diabetic retinopathy and manage blood sugar levels as below:
- Stimulates the production of an enzyme that improves the retinal blood flow¹
- Strengthens retinal capillaries, thus reduces the retinal capillaries leakage²
- Improves blood sugar management, thus lowers the HBA1c level³
Pycnogenol® is suitable to be taken by individuals with diabetes and uncontrolled blood sugar level.
Eye Health Tips to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy:
Diabetes does not necessarily cause vision loss or blindness. Follow these tips to take charge of your disease and protect your eyes:
- Get a dilated eye examination at least once a year
- Be aware of any vision changes
- Manage your ABC at healthy levels
- A1c level (a measure of average blood sugar level in 3 months)
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol level
- Quit smoking
- Exercise regularly