Crafting a healthy meal plan is essential to the management of your diabetes, but is not always easy.
Crafting a healthy meal plan is essential to the management of your diabetes, but navigating the world of nutrition is no easy feat. One one hand, grocery stores are filled with seemingly healthy options that are secretly packed with sugar. On the other hand, plenty of wholesome, good-for-you foods are wrongly considered fattening.
As a diabetic, it’s crucial that you have the correct information you need to lead a healthy lifestyle. Your overall well-being, including your risk of developing serious complications like diabetic ulcers, is affected by the ingredients in your food.
A quarter of people with diabetes will experience foot-related problems.
For many people currently living with diabetes, foot care is not a top priority. While it is easy to let issues like balancing blood sugar, monitoring insulin and trying to eat a nutritious diet take center stage, it is crucial for diabetics to place some focus on their feet.
According to the Joslin Diabetes Center, a quarter of people with diabetes will experience foot-related problems – including neuropathy, sores, blisters and wound infections. Neuropathy, which refers to nerve damage in the feet, is often the initial problem, explained Everyday Health. People with neuropathy are less able to detect pain or discomfort in their feet, which means they are more prone to physical injuries like burns and cuts. Even after receiving a diagnosis of neuropathy, there are many steps you can take to keep your feet healthy.
Doctors have uncovered a special stem cell that can be used to create new therapies for people with cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest global health problems of the modern era. According to data from the World Health Organization, 17.5 million people worldwide died from CVDs in 2012 alone, which was 31 percent of all deaths for that year. The disease impacts a person’s entire life, including how effectively wounds heal. That’s because, as doctors have uncovered through various studies, the narrowing of blood vessels caused by CVD means that the body can’t adequately move clotting agents and other compounds to help close wounds efficiently.
Now, though, there may be new hope for those with CVD to have more effective wound care regimens.
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.
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.