Sarah Blunden, RD PDt CDE CPT, Dietitian, discusses the importance of making good lifestyle choices when managing diabetes.
Many people find it beneficial to work with a local registered dietitian. Whether you’re managing a chronic condition such as heart disease or glaucoma, have an injury, want to lose weight or simply want to get more calcium, a local registered dietitian can help. A local registered dietitian is a health and wellness provider who is educated and trained in nutritional health and science. If you have an eye injury or eye condition such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma, a local registered dietitian can help you understand how a diet rich in vitamins A, B, C, antioxidants, plant sterols and zinc can support eye health. They can also teach you how certain supplements can support adult’s and children’s eye health, such as vitamins for macular degeneration prevention. For example, a diet rich in healthy fats can prevent dry eye; omega-3 fatty acids and the Mediterranean diet may reduce your risk of getting age-related macular degeneration. Your local registered dietitian can work with your health care team to create an optimal health and wellness plan for you, whether it’s your local ophthalmologist or endocrinologist.