A new study provided insight into what type of exercise is most beneficial for diabetic wound healing.
Even a mild cut in the skin of a diabetic patient can turn into a serious wound. Clinicians offer several prevention methods to stop wounds from becoming chronic, reduce pain and avoid high treatment costs, such as protective shoes, healthy diet and regular exercise. Researchers continue to study the nuances of preventative and treatment methods to develop more comprehensive, effective solutions. The results from a recent study, published in Wounds, provided insight into what type of exercise is most beneficial for wound healing in diabetic patients.
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.
Researchers are hoping to use skin cells to test new diabetes wound drugs and reduce the need for animal testing.
Researchers at Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University are utilizing donated skin cells to help them develop drugs that can aid in the treatment of diabetic wounds, according to the school’s website. The scientists are also hoping that their discovery makes it unnecessary to perform testing on animals.
Researchers are hoping to determine if mature B lymphocytes can speed and improve diabetic wound healing
A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team said they have discovered that mature B lymphocytes may greatly speed the healing process of acute and chronic wounds, including a diabetic foot ulcers, according to a news release from MGH.