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Safe and Healthy Travel Tips for Diabetics

POSTED ON April 25, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

If you're nervous about taking a vacation while managing your disease, read on to discover useful tips for traveling with diabetes.

If you’re nervous about taking a vacation, read on to discover useful tips for traveling with diabetes.

 

While living with diabetes means you need to maintain a constant focus on your health and wellness, managing your disease shouldn’t cause you to miss out on what the world has to offer. With careful planning and the right information, diabetics can remain happy and healthy no matter how far from home they may travel.

Vegetarian sources of protein that can help the healing process

POSTED ON April 4, 2017  - POSTED IN Wound healing

Looking for some veg friendly ways to up your protein consumption? Check out these yummy vegetarian sources of protein.

Check out these vegetarian sources of protein for an easy way to increase your protein consumption

Protein is a crucial component in the wound healing process. When a body is not consuming a sufficient protein intake, it is unable to repair itself properly.

The current recommended daily protein intake for adults is between 20 percent and 35 percent of their diet. Wound care patients, whose bodies require more nutrients, may need to err on the higher side of that scale to properly nourish themselves.

Consuming a plate that is upwards of 30 percent protein is a fairly simple process for meat eaters, but vegetarians often find it more difficult to increase their intake of this nutrient, as it is often associated with animals products like meat, eggs, fish and dairy. While it might seem challenging to eat a high-protein diet that contains none of these items, there are actually plenty of meat-free, protein-packed vegetarian options out there – and many of them are delicious.

Canadian Doctors Launch New Program to Fight Ulcers

POSTED ON February 22, 2017  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

A new program pairs diabetic patients with podiatrists to ensure early detection of harmful ulcers.

A new program pairs diabetic patients with podiatrists to ensure early detection of harmful ulcers.

There is a profound link between diabetes and foot-related injuries for patients across the world. In fact, per a groundbreaking study published in the JAMA Network, 25 percent of all diabetics will experience foot wounds at some point in their lives. That’s because many diabetic patients must deal with peripheral neuropathy, in which they lose sensation in their hands and feet.

This can lead to cuts and other injuries, which can eventually develop into painful ulcers. And, as a report from the American Diabetes Association pointed out, nearly 20 percent of those foot ulcers will require amputation.

But that doesn’t have to continue to be the case, and there are some doctors and researchers who are taking steps to better prevent ulcers and any accompany side effects.

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