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Massages, Pedicures, And Acupuncture For Diabetics:  Good? Bad? Or Use With Caution?
Massages, Pedicures, And Acupuncture For Diabetics: Good? Bad? Or Use With Caution?

By Omeza Team on Aug 18, 2020

Massage, pedicures, and acupuncture are therapies often included by many as part of their regular routine, and the benefits of each may go beyond pampering. That being stated, all require some physical intervention that could also pose potential risks for those whose health may be compromised by a condition such as diabetes.

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Hot Summer Months and Your Skin
Hot Summer Months and Your Skin

By Desmond Bell on Jul 07, 2020

Summer brings long, warm days -- the kind of environment that is conducive to abundant growth of things seen and unseen.  Among the unseen, pathogens such as bacteria and fungus tend to thrive in warm, dark, and moist conditions. What does this mean to the average person? What about the higher risk individual who is afflicted with diabetes or some other condition that compromises their ability to fight infection?

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Why You Need Protein for Wound Healing
Why You Need Protein for Wound Healing

By Desmond Bell on Jun 17, 2020

Adequate protein must be consumed to help reduce the threat of developing wounds in high risk individuals. But once a chronic wound occurs, a diet that features enough protein e.g. the larger amount is necessary to repair and heal.

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The Color of Healthy Wound Healing
The Color of Healthy Wound Healing

By Desmond Bell on Apr 13, 2020

Visualizing a wound is an ongoing and important part of managing the process to ensure healing takes place in a timely and orderly fashion.  Knowing what to look for in a healing wound is critical, since if a wound is not progressing and has stalled, the delay may result in more serious complications. 

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The Benefits of Anhydrous Wound Care
The Benefits of Anhydrous Wound Care

By Desmond Bell on Mar 18, 2020

The use of anhydrous technology in the management of wounds is not only a novel concept but could represent a paradigm shift in the approach to managing biofilms and optimizing the condition of the related skin.

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Gentle Exercise While Healing a Wound
Gentle Exercise While Healing a Wound

By Desmond Bell on Mar 03, 2020

Healing takes time and patience, and when things do not proceed according to our personal timetables, frustration, social isolation and depression can occur. The benefits of exercise are endless and include improved physical and psychological well-being.  Exercising while dealing with a wound can pose its own challenges, but the benefits of gentle exercise ought to outweigh any excuses.

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Acute to Chronic:  The Importance of Assessing Non-healing Wounds
Acute to Chronic: The Importance of Assessing Non-healing Wounds

By Desmond Bell on Feb 03, 2020

It is not uncommon for the presence of a non-healing wound to be the first indication that there is a far more serious underlying condition that may not have been previously been diagnosed.  Bottom line: time is of the essence and the longer one delays obtaining treatment, the greater the chance that more serious issues will ensue, further reducing the ability to heal.

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5 Attainable Resolutions for 2020
5 Attainable Resolutions for 2020

By Desmond Bell on Dec 30, 2019

As the year 2020 arrives, with it will come the endless New Year’s Resolutions, the vast majority of which will be long forgotten by February.  Many resolutions fail because we often set goals that are essen...

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6 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Winter Weather
6 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Winter Weather

By Desmond Bell on Dec 10, 2019

6 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from Winter Weather Winter weather can be harsh, bringing extremely cold temperatures, bitter winds and blizzards.  Our most precious layer of protection – our skin – can be c...

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Heel Ulcers, Bed Sores, and the Never Event List

By Desmond Bell on Nov 13, 2019

Although not widely used among the medical community, the term “bed sore” conjures up images and concerns often associated with incapacitation.   Bed sores or pressure ulcers may develop when excessive press...

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5 things you can do to reduce the risk of your ulcer moving to amputation
5 things you can do to reduce the risk of your ulcer moving to amputation

By Desmond Bell on Sep 17, 2019

I have been diagnosed with a chronic diabetic foot ulcer and I’m terrified it will get worse.  What are the most important things I can do to prevent amputation? If you are one of the approximately 30 milli...

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Why is a callus on the bottom of my foot potentially dangerous?
Why is a callus on the bottom of my foot potentially dangerous?

By Desmond Bell on Sep 17, 2019

Calluses are one of nature’s ways of protecting our bodies, especially when occurring on the hands and feet. Simply stated, calluses are a build-up of skin, typically over a bony prominence where repetitive,...

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