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.
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.
A rise in diabetes has prompted an exploration of new treatment options for diabetic wounds.
The number of cases of diabetes in the U.S. is on the rise, which is also increasing the number of cases of diabetic wounds. But clinicians are meeting the challenge with new approaches to diabetic wound care.
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.