Researchers have created a list of four keys to preventing diabetic foot ulcers.
The potential impact of a diabetic foot ulcer has been widely documented. Based on work that appeared in the European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, researchers determined that 85 percent of all amputations performed on people with diabetes began with a foot ulcer. With that in mind, a four-pronged approach may be the key to preventing the ulcers and reducing the chances of complications.
The PAVE program encourages military veterans to self-check to prevent diabetic foot ulcers.
A veterans hospital in Reno, Nevada, is hoping to pave the way to pave the way to good health with a new program aimed at encouraging diabetic wound care among former military personnel.
The Reno VA Hospital recently unveiled that they will participate in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Prevent Amputations in Veterans Everywhere (PAVE) program. The program was originally established in 1993 as the Preservation-Amputation Care and Treatment Program in 1993.
A special mat may help clinicians in early detection of the conditions that can lead to a diabetic foot ulcer.
A special mat that can detect conditions that may lead to a diabetic foot ulcer could be a solution to one of the most common causes of hospitalization among patients with type 2 diabetes.
Researchers at the startup Podimetrics said the special software-enabled mat can help detect temperature differences in areas of the food that may indicate nerve damage, Diabetes.Co.UK reported. Patients with nerve damage may not be able to sense any pain, thus they may not recognize the development of a foot ulcer.
The all-natural approach has shown promising evidence in fully healing these ulcers in just a few weeks’ time.
In America especially, diabetic foot ulcers have become problematic in recent years. In fact, 20 percent of all diabetic individuals will develop these wounds, according to a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Perhaps that’s why there has been a number of exciting new developments in how these ulcers are treated.
A team from China is using stem cells derived from skin appendages to improve wound healing for ulcers. Similarly, a research collective from Texas is utilizing cord cells for the same purpose. Meanwhile, a group from Northwestern University is using a mix of proteins and various cells to create regenerative bandages.
A new study suggests that diabetic foot ulcers may be detected by monitoring patients’ foot temperatures.
Foot ulcers are a painful side effect that many diabetics incur as a result of foot-tissue disintegration. While diabetic foot ulcers are often manageable, the wounds require proper care in order to prevent infection. A new study suggests that such ulcers may be detected by the remote monitoring of patients’ foot temperatures.