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The incidence of limb-threatening ulcerations in diabetics is very high, affecting approximately one in six to seven patients. Non-healing "diabetic" ulcers are the major cause of leg, foot, and toe amputations in this country, after traumatic injuries such as motor vehicle accidents. These ulcerations do not occur spontaneously; they are always preceded by gradual or sudden injury to the skin by some external factor. Preventing such injuries can prevent their sad consequences.
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A low glycemic diet is sometimes advised for people with diabetes because it raises blood sugar slowly and reduces blood sugar spikes. Well, now Australian dermatologists have found that it clears up your skin as well.
4 comments - Oct 23, 2007 -
In a recent study comparing 212 type 1 youngsters with 196 healthy controls, researchers found that 67 percent of the type 1's had at least one skin disorder, as opposed to only 26 percent of the control group.
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MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, June 19, 2007 - Birgitta I. Rice, MS, RPh, CHES, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, has developed a therapy that is proven to relieve leg pain and improve healing of chronic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes or peripheral arterial disease. The training protocol was published in the May/June issue of The Diabetes Educator.
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Very soft and non-irritating, MediWool mattress pads and crutch and wheelchair covers are made of gentle natural wool with pure cotton flannel backing. Attached with hook-and-loop tape, they feel like lambskin.
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We often take our teeth for granted, but the mouth is the first part of the digestive process. It’s amazing how what we put into it and what comes out of it can get us in so much trouble.
2 comments - Dec 1, 2006 -
Masada Health and Beauty Corporation, in order to “reduce the toll that diabetes takes on the skin,” has developed DiabEase Mineral Therapy Solutions.
0 comments - Sep 1, 2006 -
Containing L-arginine HCL, urea, alpha hydroxy, silk proteins and natural botanicals, DiabetiDerm Foot Rejuvenating Cream rehydrates severely dry skin, penetrates and softens calluses and smoothes irritated areas.
0 comments - Mar 1, 2005 -
Your insertion sites are red. You wonder if you did something wrong during site preparation or insertion, and you wonder what you should you do about it now and do differently next time.
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S. William Levy, MD, is a dermatologist with more than 50 years of experience treating diabetes-related skin conditions.
0 comments - Jan 1, 2005 - Not Yet Rated
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