Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy

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NOCTURA EYEMASK

One of the

'complications' of

living with diabetes

is the prospect of a

diagnosis of Diabetic

Retinopathy. A relatively new product

may be able to reduce the impact of this

progressive disorder, preventing or at

least delaying the potential outcome of

blindness from this condition.

The eye is unique in terms of being a

body organ that has pressure inside them

A simple eyemask may help reduce or even prevent diabetic

retinopathy. Sue Marshall investigates the claims.

as well as a not very flexible exterior. In the

eye, there are rods and cones. The rods

operate in dim lighting conditions and are

not active in daylight. They basically wake

up when the sun goes down.

In order to work, rods need energy

and oxygen. One of the impacts of

diabetes is that all internal membranes

thicken, meaning that in the eye some

capillaries may struggle to deliver the

necessary oxygen in the blood to the

tissues that need it. If rods don't get

enough oxygen or energy they tend to

'steal it from next door', which is why

new, local capillaries tend to grow in order

to solve the problem. It's actually a stress

response but the problem with the newly

grown capillaries is that they tend to be

weak. They are prone to rupture, with

blood then entering the gel in the eye (the

vitreous humour), obscuring vision.

A direct link has been proven that it

is the rods that are involved in causing

diabetic retinopathy, and that it is

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  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
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  8. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  9. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  10. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  11. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  12. One Drop blood test meter, Lifescan OneTouch Verio Flex
  13. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  14. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  15. Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose system
  16. My Diabetes Kit, Sue Wales, Desang magazine
  17. My Diabetes Kit, Sue Wales, Desang magazine, FreeStyle Libre, Medtronic 640g
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  19. Medtronic Guardian Connect
  20. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  21. Ascensia Contour Diabetes blood test meters
  22. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  23. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  24. Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy
  25. Accu-Chek Eversense implantable CGM
  26. Desang magazine, access to blood test strips, Angela Coffey Balance magazine
  27. UK Blood testing guidelines for diabetes
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  29. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
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