Diabetic wound treatment methods require high attention to achieve healing.
By 2030, it is estimated that more than 550 million people around the world will have diabetes. Approximately 25% of these diabetic patients will develop foot ulcers during their lifetime, which often require advanced diabetic wound treatment to prevent complications. To help achieve the optimal healing environment and protect against problems, there are six key factors to consider when treating diabetic wounds.
The diabetic drug glyburide could be used to help heal chronic wounds.
Glyburide is among many popular drug options for Type 2 diabetes treatment. According to the U.S. Library of Medicine, the drug works by causing the body to produce extra insulin, which helps break down sugars. According to a 2008 review published in the journal Pharmacological Reports, a number of studies have demonstrated that glyburide had between an 80 and 85 percent success rate. According to a recent press release, one researcher from the University of Illinois at Chicago has announced plans to use glyburide for another purpose entirely: to develop more effective wound healing regimens for diabetic patients.
There are several connected causes for non-healing wounds.
According to figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic wounds – those injuries that have yet to heal after six weeks – affect some 5.7 American adults. There are many reasons for these non-healing wounds, and understanding each cause is vital when implementing the most effective wound care regimen possible.
There are several steps patients can take to prevent amputations.
Of the many complications related to diabetes, ulcers present a unique set of challenges to patients and physicians alike. According to a 2009 review published in the journal Wound Repair and Regeneration, nearly 5 percent of all patients develop ulcers at some point in their lives.
While many of these ulcers can be treated with the proper wound care regimen, the same review revealed that 1 percent end in amputation. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of amputation and preserve your limbs.
Information is an important component of any wound care regimen.
In a previous post, we outlined some frequently asked questions about the greater wound care industry. These FAQs allow patients to gain a better understanding about the number of factors that go into effective wound healing regimens. To further your knowledge, here are three more helpful FAQS to mull over: