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Self-Care an Important Part of Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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

A molecule contained in a parasitic worm could hold a solution to treating slow wound healing.

Diabetes patients should take an active role in helping to prevent foot ulcers.

As many as 3.5 million people in the U.S. have developed a diabetic foot ulcer, according to the New England Journal of Medicine’s recent study, “Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence.” Meanwhile, the 2011 St. George’s Vascular Institute study “Lower extremity amputations–a review of global variability in incidence” stated that between  5 percent and 24 percent of people with a history of foot ulceration will be required to undergo limb amputation within 6-18 months.

Salt Consumption Linked to Diabetes Risk

POSTED ON October 9, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

Fish skin may be newest wound care treatment option

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.

Rise in Diabetes Means New Advances in Diabetic Wound Care

POSTED ON September 27, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

diabetic wound care

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.

Healthy Snacks for Diabetics

POSTED ON August 28, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

For those with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels at bay through a well-balanced diet is paramount to maintaining wellness

Choosing the correct snacks can help diabetics remain healthy and avoid any further health complications.

For those with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels at bay through a well-balanced diet is paramount to maintaining wellness and preventing further health complications. When blood sugar levels are increased due to excess fat and calories in one’s diet, it can lead to serious conditions like hyperglycemia, heart disease, venostatis and nerve damage resulting in things such as diabetic ulcers.

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.

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