Talk with a clinician about options for blood glucose management
The American Diabetes Association determined in 2015 – the most recent statistics to date – that 9.4percent of the population in this country has diabetes. People live with the condition every day, and often have to adapt their lives to monitor their blood sugar levels throughout the day. If a diabetic’s blood sugar levels become too high, the individual in question may experience complications, one of which is poor wound healing. According to Wound Care Centers’ website, a diabetic may not notice external wounds such as burns, scrapes or cuts to the skin due to poor circulation. Thus, it is extremely important that an individual with diabetes is aware of the amounts of glucose in his or her blood.
Good nutrition is important to the wound treatment process, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Clinicians know the importance of nutrition in the wound healing process. That’s because maintaining the right nutritional levels helps, according to the Mayo Clinic. In addition, a study entitled “Chronic Wound Healing: A Review of Current Management and Treatments” reported that “the systemic optimization of nutritional status should be evaluated in wound healing. Numerous nutrients have proven to be important in wound healing.”
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in wound care still needs to be investigated.
In the treatment of wounds, the role of zinc in the wound healing process has been highly debated.
There are reports and research on the use of the mineral as both a nutritional supplement and as a topical application in the service of wound care. Both present conflicting conclusions.
A recent study indicates that consuming large amounts of added sodium could contribute to diabetes development.
The American Diabetes Association stated that approximately 30 million Americans are afflicted with diabetes. Of this number, 95 percent have Type 2 diabetes, where the body is not able to properly use insulin. A portion of those with this condition are able manage their blood sugar levels with diet and exercise, but some are dependent on insulin injections. Some individuals have Type 2 diabetes for life, while others develop it over time. Diet can play a huge role in its development, some clinicians believe, and a recent study indicates that in some cases, consuming large amounts of added sodium may contribute to its emergence.
Researchers have presented findings of their study on the effectiveness of fish skin for wound treatment.
A new development in skin substitutes for wound care involving fish skin may present another option for treatment, one with natural benefits.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment for wound care involving fish skin following a clinical trial to determine its effectiveness on burns and wound types. The procedure is believed to be particularly useful for treating wounds suffered by service members.