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Technology Can Help Diabetics Track Blood Sugar

POSTED ON October 16, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

There are many devices and gadgets that can help a diabetic patient check in with blood glucose levels. 

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.

Salt Consumption Linked to Diabetes Risk

POSTED ON October 9, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Fish skin may be newest wound care treatment option

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.

Global Health Institutions Implement Plans to Curb Sepsis

POSTED ON July 21, 2017  - POSTED IN Wound infections

Sepsis is a degenerative condition caused by the body’s response to wound infection

Sepsis is getting the attention it deserves.

Sepsis, a degenerative condition caused by the body’s response to wound infection that can result in tissue damage, organ failure and potential death, has become an increasingly severe problem worldwide. The disastrous nature of the global ailment has pushed the World Health Organization and the World Health Assembly to create a resolution to better prevent, treat and inform the world about sepsis.

3 Common Myths About Diabetes

POSTED ON June 1, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Common myths about diabetes

When it comes to managing your diabetes, you need to know the facts.

 

When it comes to managing your diabetes, you need to know the facts. Unfortunately, many people are duped into believing misconceptions about their disease that they encounter online or by word-of-mouth.

Read on to discover three common myths about diabetes and learn the facts behind the falsehoods.

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