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New technology may lead to early detection of diabetic foot ulcers

POSTED ON July 19, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Diabetic foot ulcers may be detected by patients’ foot temperatures

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.

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.

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.

Maintaining Healthy Skin While Living With Diabetes

POSTED ON May 10, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

An important - yet often overlooked - part of efficient diabetes management is taking care of your skin.

An important – yet often overlooked – part of efficient diabetes management is taking care of your skin.

 

An important – yet often overlooked – part of efficient diabetes management is taking care of your skin. According to Joslin Diabetes Center, many diabetics deal with dry skin, which can come about as a result of fluid loss due to high blood sugar. Diabetic neuropathy can also contribute to dry skin along the legs and feet, since it hinders the body’s ability to produce sweat in those areas.

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.

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