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5 Summer Eating Tips for Diabetics

POSTED ON July 13, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

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Diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from having a good time at a barbecue, picnic or other summertime gathering.

Summer is upon us, which means it’s time for fun in the sun, fireworks and backyard barbecues, but people with diabetes may not be able to engage in the same carefree activities as others. For instance, those with diabetic foot ulcers often can’t take a swim in the lake, and eating the right foods for can be tough when you’re surrounded by hot dogs and ice cream during family gatherings. Monitoring and managing blood sugar levels is an everyday necessity that doesn’t take a summer vacation. However, there are things you can do to make the most of the situation and have a good time during the warm season. Consider these tips when going to a picnic, barbecue or other party:

Study: Engineered Bacteria May Aid in Diabetes Detection

POSTED ON June 15, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

urine testing

E. Coli may be used to detect high glucose levels in urine.

Many people are at risk of diabetic foot ulcers without even realizing it. That’s because a shocking number of Americans are afflicted with this metabolic condition but are undiagnosed. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, and more than 8 million of them have yet to be diagnosed by a doctor. That’s why many health care researchers have been hard at work seeking easier ways to detect diabetes, thereby preventing complications such as diabetic foot ulcers. Now, scientists from one of the nation’s top medical research schools have found what might be the simplest method for diabetes testing to date: urine testing.

Can Quality of Sleep Affect Your Risk for Diabetes?

POSTED ON May 26, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

CPAP treatment

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.

Study Finds Pre-Diabetes Drug is Underused

POSTED ON May 22, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

pre-diabetes

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.

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