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Wound Care for Obese Patients

POSTED ON November 12, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care, wound care

wound care for obese patients

It’s important that clinicians have the proper medical equipment to treat obese patients.

Obesity is a fact of life for many Americans. With over a third of adults in the United States being obese, it’s a health concern that most people will have to deal with, whether they’re obese themselves or a loved one is. For many obese patients, going to the doctor is excruciating and embarrassing, and this keeps them from seeking out proper wound care or medical care.

All About Alginate Dressings

POSTED ON July 30, 2015  - POSTED IN Wound care products

alginate dressings

Learn all about alginate dressings.

Alginate dressings may come up in your wound care plan in a lot of different cases. They can be used for diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers, cavity wounds, venous wounds and more, so you are likely to encounter them if you live with a chronic wound. They’re usually combined with other types of dressings, which will make your wound care supplies shopping list a little longer, but it’s worth it. Let’s take a look.

ADA Releases New Standards of Care for Diabetics

POSTED ON January 7, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

care for diabetics

The American Diabetes Association published new guidelines for managing diabetes.

Diabetes is a widespread chronic illness that leads to dangerous complications such as heart disease and other life-taking cardiovascular issues. This is in addition to the amputations and lower quality of life experienced among the millions of Americans with diabetes. To address this epidemic, the American Diabetes Association publishes the Standards of Medical Care to provide clinicians and patients with guidance in managing the condition.

Study: Female-Male Differences Among Diabetics

POSTED ON December 10, 2013  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

salmon is a great heart-healthy food

Salmon is a great heart-healthy food that can be paired with low glycemic index side dishes for a well-rounded meal.

While clinicians may have learned certain standard procedures for caring for certain diabetic wounds such as foot ulcers, a recent study found that there are differences between female and male diabetics that may play a part in what determines their best care.

An Infected Toe: The Basics

POSTED ON December 9, 2013  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care, Infection

A fungal toe infection can happen to anyone, although they are more likely to occur in diabetic individuals.

A fungal toe infection can happen to anyone, although they are more likely to occur in diabetic individuals. While a health care professional can help you with toenail infection care and treatment, individuals can help themselves by learning how to identify and prevent future toe infections:

Why do they occur?

According to Medical News Today, a fungal toe infection is the most common type of toenail issue – about 50 percent of all nail deformities are caused by fungal issues. Beyond genetics, the top reasons fungus finds your toe to be a great breeding ground include:

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