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Unexpectedly Unhealthy Foods Diabetics Should Avoid

POSTED ON May 25, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Unhealthy Foods for diabetics to avoid

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.

Important Information for Preventing Diabetic Amputation

POSTED ON May 2, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Because diabetes impacts the body's circulation and nerve health, individuals living with this disease are at risk for developing foot issues.

Because diabetes impacts the body’s circulation and nerve health, diabetics are at risk for developing foot issues.

Because diabetes impacts the body’s circulation and nerve health, individuals living with this disease are at risk for developing foot issues.

Foot ulcers, which resemble open sores, are among the most common orthopedic problems that diabetic patients have to deal with. If left unattended, these lacerations can become severe, and even result in the need for amputation.

Tips for Discussing Weight Loss With Diabetic Patients

POSTED ON April 26, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Weight is a sensitive subject for most people, especially those who would like to lose a few pounds. Even in a clinical setting, being told to shrink your waistline can be a difficult pill to swallow.

Even in a clinical setting, being told to shrink your waistline can be a difficult pill to swallow.

Weight is a sensitive subject for most people, especially those who would like to lose a few pounds. Even in a clinical setting, being told to shrink your waistline can be a difficult pill to swallow. It’s a physician’s responsibility to encourage them to choose healthy lifestyles while also providing them with an environment that feels safe and accepting. Of course, striking this balance with such a delicate topic can be much easier said than done.

Read on to discover useful tips for navigating weight loss conversations with diabetic patients.

Canadian Doctors Launch New Program to Fight Ulcers

POSTED ON February 22, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

A new program pairs diabetic patients with podiatrists to ensure early detection of harmful ulcers.

A new program pairs diabetic patients with podiatrists to ensure early detection of harmful ulcers.

There is a profound link between diabetes and foot-related injuries for patients across the world. In fact, per a groundbreaking study published in the JAMA Network, 25 percent of all diabetics will experience foot wounds at some point in their lives. That’s because many diabetic patients must deal with peripheral neuropathy, in which they lose sensation in their hands and feet.

This can lead to cuts and other injuries, which can eventually develop into painful ulcers. And, as a report from the American Diabetes Association pointed out, nearly 20 percent of those foot ulcers will require amputation.

But that doesn’t have to continue to be the case, and there are some doctors and researchers who are taking steps to better prevent ulcers and any accompany side effects.

Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Rest

POSTED ON January 31, 2017  - POSTED IN Uncategorized, Wound healing

Proper sleep can help heal wounds more effectively and ensure you reach peak productivity.

Proper sleep can help heal wounds more effectively and ensure you reach peak productivity.

Anyone who has spent a night tossing and turning knows the frustration and lack of productivity that follows the very next day. Sleeplessness as a whole has become a huge issue in recent years: Per a December 2014 survey from the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans didn’t get enough ZZZs at least once in a week-long span.

A lack of proper rest doesn’t just cause you to feel agitated or prevent you from getting work done but can also increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes and impact normal wound healing.

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