Bed sores are more common in bedridden patients.
Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, develop when there is too much pressure on the skin. This condition is more common in bedridden patients. These sores not only cause pain and discomfort, but may lead to infections, like meningitis, cellulitis and endocarditis, according to HealthLink BC. The shoulder blades, tailbone, elbows, heels and hips are the most common sites for bed sores because these areas contain little muscle and fat.
New research suggests CPAP treatment can reduce risk of diabetes in some.
Diabetes is a growing health epidemic in the U.S., with more than 29 million Americans being affected by the disease, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research now suggests sleep apnea treatment may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels.
Pre-diabetes is a growing problem among Americans.
According to a recent study conducted by researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, only 3.7 percent of American adults with pre-diabetes are prescribed metformin, a low cost drug that can help prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. While pre-diabetes is reversible, the disease itself is not, and can cause diabetic wounds and poor long-term outcomes for patients. The findings, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, note that with changes in lifestyle, metformin could prevent many pre-diabetics from developing the disease.
According to new research, drinking sugary beverages can increase a person’s type 2 diabetes risk.
New research, published in the medical journal Diabetologia, suggests sweet beverage drinkers have a higher chance of developing types 2 diabetes.
A new smartphone app could help diabetic patients manage their symptoms better.
Diabetes is a growing health epidemic in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million Americans suffer from this disease. If type 2 diabetes isn’t managed properly, it can lead to serious complications like amputation, vision loss and premature death. A group of students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a computer science major at Rutgers developed a smartphone app to help diabetic patients monitor their symptoms better.