Diabetics need higher amounts of vitamin C than ordinary people so that the intracellular vitamin C will not be in shortage. Because the lack of chronic intracellular vitamin C will lead to many problems such as increasing vascular permeability, delaying wound healing, rising cholesterol in blood, declining immune system.
Vitamin C helps the body control glucose level and activity of free radical, reduce accumulation of in tracellular sorbitol and moderate the connection of glucose and protein (the glycosylation). The accumulation of sorbitol and glycosylation are related a lots to complication of diabete, especially the complications of eyes and nerves.
Sea grape with abundant amount of vitamin C is a beneficial food that help prevent and improve the condition of diabetes.