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Unnerving Truth About Diabetic Neuropathy

Consider this as your daily fare – pins and needles piercing your toes or a hundred critters crawling under your skin or tiny blades dicing your soles or the sensation of treading barefoot on coal. Today it could be that irksome numbness on your fingers, tomorrow it could be an irrepressible burning pain in your […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcers may not benefit from Oxygen Therapy

Despite previous studies showing that pure oxygen exposure aids wound healing among diabetes of patients, a new large study debunks this notion, proving that severe foot ulcers receive no benefit – and might even be possibly harmed–from oxygen treatment. Related terms:best wound care diabetic foot ulcer philippines

Foot Exam Basics for Diabetes Educators

Diabetes is a chronic disease which can lead to serious complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy, stroke, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and diabetic neuropathy which diabetic foot is a part of. These complications are quite preventable with healthy lifestyle, good compliance to prescribed medications, proper education and regular visits to a doctor. However, […]

Light Therapy Not Really Better for Diabetic Nerve Damage

According to a study reported in the medical journal Diabetes Care, a type of light therapy, which involves infrared light called monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE), is no more effective or better than sham therapy for treating nerve damage or neuropathy in people with diabetes. Related terms:light therapy for nerve damagemire light therapylight therapy studies on […]

Removable Walker Cast for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic plantar ulcers heal just as well with removable walker casts as with nonremovable fiberglass total-contact casts, a new study reveals. Related terms:removable cast walkerremovable walkerocclusive walking castremovable walking casts for diabetic ulcersremovable cast for footstabil-d cast walkercast walker diabetic stabil dcast walker diabetic ulcurremovable cast walkers diabetic foot ulcersstabil D diabeticcustom removable casts for […]

Dialysis Linked to Foot Ulcers

Having constant dialysis treatment usually requires dishing out huge amounts of cash. In fact, it’s so financially taxing that it may even literally cost you a leg someday. According to a recent report, dialysis treatment have been independently linked to foot ulcerations, a skin ulcer that can lead to foot amputation if unchecked, in patients […]

Common Skin Problems among Diabetics

Diabetes mellitus is a common cause of health problems and death, not only in the Philippines but in the whole world. In diabetes, insulin is lacking, either partly or completely, leading to gross defects in glucose (sugar), fat, and protein metabolism. Because of these defects, the organs that are most commonly affected include the heart, […]

Diabetic Skin Infections

People with diabetes are more prone to skin problems than people who do not have diabetes. As many as one-third of people afflicted with diabetes will have a diabetes-related skin disorder at some time in their lives. In fact, skin problems are sometimes the first signs that a person has diabetes. There are two reasons […]

Diabetic Skin Problems

My aunt Eva came home after my cousin’s debut party scratching her legs and complaining of extreme itching. She hiked up her pants and scratched her legs frantically, all the while asking herself and her husband what she could have eaten to trigger the itching. Related terms:diabetic skin problemsdiabetic skin conditionsdiabetic rash on shinsdr lorna […]

Discolored Toenails tied to Foot Problems

For diabetics with impaired foot sensation, thickened and discolored toenails are strong indications of fungal infections. On the same note, fungal infections are prevalent among diabetics with increased risk of foot ulcerations. These were found by Dr. Stephanie Wu and associates from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago after observing 96 […]