Affiliations: [a] Diabetes and Endocrinology Department, ASL RMH, Rome, Italy. e-mail: [email protected]
| [b] University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, USA | [c] Diabetes and Dietology Unit ASP of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
Abstract: Diabetic retinopathy is a frequent complication of longstanding diabetes mellitus. While using a specialized medical nutrition therapy plus a blend of arginine, glutamine and β-hydroxy-β-metilbutyrate proven to be effective to normalize the body composition in diabetics and improve the rate of healing of the foot ulcers (DFU), we observed a marked improvement in some markers of retinopathy progression.
Keywords: Diabetic retinopathy, Medical nutrition therapy, Foot ulcer