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Scientist Develop New Treatment for Diabetic Wounds

POSTED ON January 10, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

The solution involves a biomaterial that increases skin cell movement on chronic wounds like bed sores and ulcers.

The solution involves a special biomaterial that increases skin cell movement on chronic wounds.

Within the human body, there are several crucial cell types that aid in the wound healing process. In recent years, there have been several studies aimed at understanding a fundamental aspect of these cells: how they move. With more thorough knowledge of this basic function, scientists can create more effective wound care regimens.

In spring 2015, a team from Germany found that a special protein they named Merlin aids in the migration of epithelial cells. Then, in October 2016, another research collective from Shanghai noted that receptor molecules allow the immune cells known as neutrophils to travel to wounds sites and fend off invading microorganisms.

Now, a group from the University of Toronto’s engineering department has developed an exciting new way to help skin cells move faster, and that could be a huge breakthrough for diabetics everywhere.

How to Spot and Treat Common Diabetic Foot Ulcer Symptoms

POSTED ON December 15, 2016  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of diabetic foot ulcers and promote recovery with effective ulcer treatments.

If left untreated, diabetic foot ulcers can cause permanent damage that affects your mobility.

Approximately 15% of people with diabetes suffer from foot ulcers, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). Knowing how to recognize diabetic foot ulcer symptoms is crucial, because untreated ulcers can lead to permanent disfigurement. APMA reports that diabetic wounds are the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States. However, proper wound care can help reduce the chances of surgical intervention, infection, and foot deformation. The following information will help you recognize wound symptoms and find an effective diabetic foot ulcer treatment.

New Peptide Unveiled to Aid in Diabetic Wound Care

POSTED ON December 7, 2016  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

This new peptide ensures faster, more efficient cellular migration, and that leads to wounds closing in as few as 14 days.

A new hydrogel is leading to more efficient diabetic wound care and healing.

Diabetic wound care has always been especially complicated. For one, these patients routinely experience slow wound healing. In fact, a report in Healthy Cells magazine from July 2015 noted that diabetic patients are 15% more likely to develop these chronic wounds. As a result of all this, diabetic patients require a special level of wound care, one that emphasizes elements like proper hygiene and watching out for lower limb ulcers. But now these wound healing regimens could soon have a handy new tool to give diabetic patients a more effective form of treatment.

4 Foot Care Tips for Preventing Painful Ulcers

POSTED ON November 21, 2016  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Cleanliness and regular exams are essential to avoiding the pain and expenses associated with diabetic foot ulcers.

People with diabetes must take special care of their feet to avoid injury.

Each year, thousands of Americans are forced to deal with the effects of diabetic foot ulcers. These injuries not only impact your personal health and mobility, but they’re costly to treat as well. In fact, a March 2014 reported in the journal Diabetes Care found that treatments for these ulcers cost the U.S. upwards of $13 billion per year.

Fortunately, there are many ways to avoid these costly treatment regimens: By taking care of your feet, you can sometimes prevent ulcers from developing in the first place. Below are four handy tips for ensuring the healthiest feet possible:

Study Uncovers Why Diabetics Experience Chronic Wounds

POSTED ON October 26, 2016  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

German doctors have found that sluggish insulin metabolisms may explain why diabetes is linked to chronic wounds.

New research sheds light on the complex connections between diabetes and chronic wounds.

For millions of people with diabetes worldwide, chronic wounds are a constant concern. According to WoundCareCenters.org, there are several ways diabetes affects wound healing. These include increasing a person’s risk for infection, affecting the health of blood vessels, and causing a loss of sensation that makes self-injury more likely.

One of the root causes for these issues is a diabetic person’s delayed insulin metabolism. As Diabetes U.K. explained, this impeded metabolism impacts much of the body’s wound -healing systems, affecting everything from skin cells to how blood travels. Yet despite the influence of this insulin metabolism, experts still don’t understand the system fully.  A new study is shedding light on the connection between diabetes and wound healing.

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