Diabetes and Glaucoma


“Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.”
Jill Johnson

Glaucoma is an increase in the internal pressure of the eye - “intraocular pressure.” The increase in intraocular pressure often occurs because the eye’s drainage system fails to drain excess fluid from the eye. This creates increased pressure within the eye. The increased pressure harms the ocular nerve, causing loss of peripheral vision in the early stages and blindness as the disease advances. It has no symptoms. People rarely notice its effects until it progresses and harms vision. Why do diabetics have such high rates of glaucoma? Some suspect it’s due to peripheral nerve and vessel damage caused by high glucose levels. This may be true, but if we dig into the chemistry of diabetes and insulin a much simpler cause comes to light.

In this program you’ll learn about:

  • With what vitamin glucose has a very similar structure

  • What it has to do with glaucoma

  • What nutrient deficiencies contribute to increased intraocular pressure