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Wound Care Protocols

Wound Care Protocols

Diabetics are not only more susceptible to developing wounds, but those wounds often become infected unless they are treated immediately. Because of common Diabetes complications, such as increased blood sugar levels, nerve damage, and poor circulation, many wounds do not receive the blood, nutrients, and attention that they need in order to heal properly.

While Diabetics can develop serious wounds anywhere, they tend to develop serious wounds on the feet, especially, because of decreased sensitivity in the extremities. Even small wounds, such as blisters, can become huge complications if they go unnoticed and untreated. Early detection and treatment is critical in wound care in order to avoid infection and spreading of the wound.

What Makes Wounds Worse
¥ Poor blood circulation
¥ Dry skin
¥ Elevated blood sugar levels
¥ Bacteria and other dirt
¥ Not treating the wounds immediately
¥ Poor nutrition and lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the diet

If you have a wound or are concerned about getting an infection, there are some simple steps that you should take in order to avoid getting an infection. Those steps include:

¥ Avoid having dry skin that may crack or chap.
¥ Monitor your blood glucose level closely. Having high blood sugar will feed bacteria and other infections.
¥ Always check your footwear for sharp objects before putting on your shoes
¥ Check your feet daily for sores, blisters, and cuts.
¥ Treat cuts and wounds immediately with antibiotic soap, alcohol, and clean water
¥ Monitor wounds closely. If puss, unusual odors, or black skin develops in the area of the wound, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
¥ Pay close attention to your nutrition. Be sure to include plenty of vitamins and minerals in your diet.
¥ Maintain low blood sugar levels through medication, exercise and nutrition.
¥ Stretch and massage the area around the wound in order to improve circulation.
¥ Dress the wound appropriately. Ask your doctor for recommendations if the wound is deep or unusual.
¥ Drink plenty of water in order to hydrate your skin and tissue.

If you are concerned about an existing wound or are worried that you may develop a serious wound, contact your doctor immediately. Paying close attention to your body can help to avert serious complications that are associated with Diabetes.

First Ever Study Predicts Outcome For LimbThreatening Infections In Diabetes

Researchers from the University of Washington, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Merck Laboratories, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have released a study suggesting that specific laboratory and clinical tests can predict outcome of antibiotic therapy for infections in persons with diabetes.

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Why is Nutrition Important? – TypeFree Diabetes

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Why is Nutrition Important?

Why is Nutrition Important?

Nutrition is all about what a person with diabetes eats. Nutrition and diet mean the same thing. A person with diabetes has 3 ways to control their blood sugar levels: Nutrition, physical activity and medication.  The combination of good nutrition and physical activity prevent pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

The Food Pyramids
Good nutrition for diabetes involves maintaining a well-balanced diabetic diet plan that includes whole grains, protein, dairy, vegetables, fruit and some unsaturated fats. Read more…

Core Principles of Diet and Nutrition
The core principles of proper Diabetes nutrition are centered on reducing blood sugar levels and increasing healthy vitamins and minerals in the diet. Diabetics, especially, should adhere to the principles of the Diabetes food pyramid in order to ensure that they have balanced Diabetes nutrition to keep their bodies healthy.  Read more…

Understanding Your Metabolism
Your metabolism includes the chemical and physiological processes that helps your body grow and function. These processes help your body break down and convert food to energy and cell building material. The metabolism of our food is what causes us to gain, maintain, or lose weight. Read more…

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Amazing New Block-Buster eBook Shows You How To Shed
Pounds, Tone Your Muscles, Trim Your Waistline, Amp Up Your Metabolism,
And Have More EnergyÉ All Without Counting Calories, Cutting Fat, Or
Dieting?

Discover The Scientifically Proven Weight Loss Secrets That Will Help YOU Feel More Energized and Look Fantastic!

If youÕre like most people who are lugging around more weight than
you want, youÕve probably tried just about every diet thatÕs come down
the pike. And like most of us, you may have lost a few pounds at first,
only to pack it right back on a few months later.

This can be extremely frustrating.

But donÕt get too upset because itÕs not your fault.

According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated
45 million Americans diet each yearÉ
85% of those dieters regain all of the pounds that they worked
so hard to get rid of (and often more) over the following 2 years.


Fact is, thereÕs more going on in your body that can make
losing weight and maintaining physical fitness nearly impossible through
dieting.

Things are happening on a molecular and chemical level that makes you store (and lock in) fat in those difficult areas.

But when you understand the science behind what makes you gain
weight, and why itÕs so hard to get your body to release and burn that
fat,
you will know the secrets to developing and maintaining a fit and firm body for the rest of your lifeÉ

The easy to read ebook, ÒBody and Soul Ð The Natural Way of Things ÒÐ
Scientifically Proven Weight Loss Methods! breaks it all down for you
in plain and simple terms so you donÕt have to be a doctor to understand
it.

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  • Why counting calories is a waste of your time and usually leads to bad choices and fat build up in your problem areas.
  • The facts about fat intake that contradicts Òconventional wisdomÓÉ
    (Truth is, the right type of fat consumption is like High Octane fuel
    for your body that Kicks your energy level in High Gear and helps you
    tap into your stored fat).
  • How To Stimulate Natural Hormones In Your Body To Increase Your Metabolism So You Burn More Calories!
  • What you should eat EVERY DAY to help balance your blood sugar so
    your bodyÕs distribution of insulin to a steady sprinkleÉ and why this
    is
    CRITICAL for your body to release stored fat to be used as fuel.
  • What foods you can eat that will melt inches off of your body and give you a slimmer, more toned physique.
  • Simple exercises that you can do just about anywhere (even in your
    shower) that will help you achieve your ideal weight goal without the
    time, expense and pain of going to the gym.
  • Why some fruits can actually cause weight gain- Find out which
    fruits to avoid and which ones will help you reach your fitness goals.
  • Why ÒEat lessÓ is an unsustainable weight loss myth that
    more often than not leads to binge eating. Eating frequently is actually
    important for keeping your metabolism fired up and everything ticking
    over nicely.

So if you would like a more youthful appearance, a clearer
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line, a toner face and an overall healthier bodyÉ
WITHOUT dieting, counting calories, cutting fat and carbohydrates out of your dietÉ then you may want to find out more about this Incredible New eBook!

In this book, you will also discover:

  • How to set a before and after Òmind mapÓ to help you solidify your goals on a sustainable subconscious level.
  • The 27 Secrets Of the naturally slim.
  • The simple stretches, yoga positions and exercises that you can
    incorporate in your daily routine to give you the maximum results with
    minimal work.
  • What foods to eat before and after exercise so you get the best results from your efforts.
  • A great tip for a satisfying (electrolyte filled) beverage to
    hydrate before, during and after your workout when water isnÕt cutting
    it. (Hint- itÕs not a sports drinkÉ in fact, you should stay clear of
    them because they are usually crammed with sugar and artificial
    sweeteners).
  • Simple techniques that will help you tone one of your most important
    (but often neglected) muscle groupsÉ your face. (These quick, easy and
    super effective exercises to fit into your day while youÕre driving,
    working, watching TV, making dinnerÉanywhere!)
  • The secrets to effective intermittent fasting. (How reducing your
    food consumption window twice a week can help you activate some serious
    fat burn.)

And the best thing is, itÕs EASY!


ItÕs easy because you are able to use the leverage of science to make the excess fat thatÕs weighing you down, simply melt away.

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Type 2 Diabetes Medications – TypeFree Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes Medications

Type 2 Diabetes Medications

How Oral Medicines Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

People diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes have many medicines available to help control their blood sugar levels. These drugs fall into 3 methods of reducing blood sugar levels:  Read more..

Metformin For Type 2 Diabetes

People with Type 2 diabetes have many different drugs on the market that help to control their blood sugar levels. Metformin (Glucophage) is a very popular oral medication for Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Metformin controls high blood sugar levels, which helps to prevent nerve damage, kidney damage, blindness, circulatory problems, and sexual function problems (including incontinence).  Read more..

Tips for Traveling with Diabetes Medicines

It’s nearly summer, time for a trip to the beach, the mountains, or beyond. Wherever you’re vacationing, some advance planning will help ensure you have a healthy trip. Before you travel, here is what to do:  Read more…

D-phenylalanine – A Type 2 Diabetes MedicationD-phenylalanine (dee-fen-nel-AL-ah-neen) derivatives are a new form of oral Type 2 diabetes medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes. Currently, there is just one D-phenylalanine derivative drug called Starlix (nateglinide), which should be taken directly before or after each meal. Read more..

Meglitinides- A Type 2 Diabetes Medication(meh-GLIT-in-ides) are type 2 oral medications that stimulate the pancreas to make more insulin. They are commonly used to help stop rapid increased in blood sugar levels right after meals. Two examples of Meglitinides (Starlix) are nateglinides and repaglinides (Prandin). Read more..
Thiazolidinediones – A Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Thiazolidinediones (THIGH-ah-ZO-li-deen-DYE-owns) is a Type 2 diabetes oral medication that makes the body more sensitive to its own insulin. However, they do not cause the pancreas to produce more insulin.This class of oral medication has some major side effects especially swelling and heart failure.  Read more..

FDA Issues Its Strictest Health Warning on Two Diabetes Drugs

The government’s top drug regulator told a packed House hearing Wednesday that the agency had recently decided to put the agency’s most serious safety warning on two diabetes drugs  Avandia and Actos  whose health risks have become a focus of congressional concern.

For the complete story, click on “The Tech Online Edition.” There is much more news on diabetes disease,read Diabetes in the News

Health Canada Confirms Possible Ties Between Avandia, Heart Problems

HEALTH Canada says the deaths of several Canadians could be linked to the popular Type 2 diabetes drug Avandia, the Free Press has learned.

Last week, a report in the New England Journal of Medicine linked Avandia to a greater chance of heart attack and possibly death.

Initially, Health Canada told the media that 28 Canadians who were taking Avandia suffered heart attacks since 2000. They didn’t say if any of the heart attacks were fatal.

But after the Free Press looked into Health Canada’s adverse-reaction database, spokeswoman Renee Bergeron confirmed 19 people have died from heart attacks or heart failure while taking Avandia.

Read the complete story here:Winnipeg Free Press. For more news on diabetes disease, read Diabetes in the News.

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Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors – A Type 2 Diabetes Medication

Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (AL-fa gloo-KOS-ih-dayss in-HIB-it-ers) are oral Type 2 diabetes medications that are used in Type 2 Diabetics to lower the blood sugar level by slowing the absorption of carbohydrates from food. 

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Biguanides – A Type 2 Diabetes MedicationBiguanides (by-GWAN-ides) are a class of oral Type 2 diabetes medications that reduce the amount of glucose the liver  releases between meals. Biguanide medications include metformin.  Some of the brands are:  Read more..

Sulfonylureas – A Type 2 Diabetes Medication

These Type 2 diabetes pills signals the pancreas to release more insulin. However, when not used properly, sulfonylureas can cause very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Read more..



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Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss L – TypeFree Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss

Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss L

Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Loss

Diabetes and weight loss is generally one of the most troubling aspects of your diabetes prevention program or in how you manage day to day living with diabetes. Diabetes weight loss, and specifically how to lose body fat are detailed in the article below. Read on!

High Body Fat is directly correlated to the onset and risk of complications associated with Diabetes. Studies indicate that obese people are more likely to become Diabetic than people of normal weight. Studies also indicate that the complications associated with Diabetes are made worse by obesity or excess body fat. 

Calories Burned from Different Activities

Calories used by a 150-Pound Person for 20 minutes of Physical Activity

Keep in mind that if you are beginning a new exercise routine, it is always a wise idea to consult with your doctor first, especially if you are overweight, hypoglycemic (low blood sugar), or have injuries.

Speak with your physician if you are taking oral medications like sulfonylureas (glimepiride, glipizide, or glyburide. This family of drugs is notorious for causing low blood sugar. Your doctor may recommend specific exercises that will be good for your body as well.

Walking is a wonderful way to burn calories, stretch your muscles and get your body circulating blood. Whether you are a seasoned walker or are just beginning, walking for 30 minutes each day at any level or pace can significantly improve your overall health. Here is a sample walking program for beginners.

Dieting and Weight Loss Mythbusters

1. I can eat pasta and other foods that are high in calories or carbohydrates as long as I go to the gym.

Going to the gym does not give you permission to eat just anything. In fact, many people actually gain weight when they start exercising partly because they think that exercising negates the harmful effects of calories and carbohydrates in the foods that they like to eat. However, for a host of reasons, working out does not give you the freedom to eat anything you want.

Walk to Control Diabetes

What can you do to reduce your weight and increase your health if you already have Type 2 Diabetes? You can walk it off.

Walking is an excellent way to get a cardiovascular workout no matter what shape you are in. When you walk, you will not only improve blood circulation throughout your body, but you will also burn those fat-producing calories. As you know, less fat is healthier for your heart and metabolism and will help you maintain control of your Diabetes. 

The Dangers of Dieting with Diabetes?

If you have Diabetes and are overweight, losing 5-10% of your current weight will help improve your blood sugar levels. However, losing weight often requires you to assume a healthier life style and behavior change, not simply putting yourself on a diet. Many of the diets advertised today may be harmful and do not promote a holistic lifestyle change.



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Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Type 2 Diabetes Diet

A Type 2 Diabetes Diet is all about controlling the number of calories people with diabetes eat. Because, unused calories become body fat. And, excess fat cells reduce insulin’s ability to remove sugar from the blood.

Controlling Diabetes with Diet

Your doctor has likely told you that you can control your Diabetes with diet. But what does that really mean?

Taking on a new diet, or nutritional habit, means that you must learn about foods that are nutritious for your body and the portion sizes that are necessary for your blood sugar control.  Read more…


Top 4 Ways to Manage Your Diabetes at Weddings and Graduations

With the summer just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for weddings, graduations, cookouts, and other celebrations that, often, involve large amount of food and small amounts of sugar-free options. Here are some tips to help you eat healthy (without having to take your own food) to this summer’s events.  Read more…


Type 2 Diabetes and High Cholesterol

People with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes are at a high risk for heart disease. Therefore, if you have Diabetes, it is important to have your cholesterol and blood lipids (fat in your blood) checked regularly. It is also important to be aware of what healthy cholesterol numbers should be in order to reduce the risk of a heart attack and stroke.  Read more…


The Dangers of Dieting with Diabetes

If you have Diabetes and are overweight, losing 5-10% of your current weight will help improve your blood sugar levels. However, losing weight often requires you to assume a healthier life style and behavior change, not simply putting yourself on a diet. Many of the diets advertised today may be harmful and do not promote a holistic lifestyle change.  Read more…



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Yoga Helps Reduce Diabetes Complications – TypeFree Diabetes

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Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

Yoga Helps Reduce Diabetes Complications

Yoga has been widely studied as a means to help reduce (and sometimes eliminate) many diabetes complications. Some of these side effects include reduced blood flow, kidney failure, urinary failure, and blindness. Many researchers believe that practicing yoga regularly can help to stimulate blood circulation and massage internal organs, which can provide long-lasting physical benefits to individuals suffering from diabetes.

Additionally, exercise (including yoga) can have long-term benefits for diabetics. Physical exercise has been proven to reduce stress, decrease body fat, stimulate organ functions and blood circulation, and decrease blood sugar levels.

Yoga and other forms of exercise have been shown to have a positive impact on every type of diabetes, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

3 Yoga Postures

Yoga is an ancient practice of bending, stretching, and challenging the body to hold certain postures for a prolonged period of time. There are several different types of yoga, including Bikram (hot yoga), Hatha yoga (body balancing), and Ashtanga(rigorous) yoga. Each type of yoga provides different benefits and postures. However, all yoga styles are similar in that they massage the organs, develop muscles, and increase blood flow and oxygen levels throughout the body.

Yoga has clear physical and mental benefits for Diabetics. Some yogis (yoga teachers) even believe that practicing yoga regularly can reverse many Diabetic symptoms, including increased hunger, weight gain, poor circulation, and stress.

There are some easy-to-practice yoga postures that are especially beneficial to Diabetics. These postures massage the pancreas and glands, which help to regulate blood sugar levels. They also help to stretch the abdomen and spine. If you have just a few minutes a day to dedicate to yoga practice, check out these postures:

Yoga Pose Half Moon ¥ Half-moon Ð stand with your feet touching at the heels and toes. Reach your arms over your head sideways and link fingers. Extend the index finger of each hand, as if pointing to the ceiling. Slowly bend towards one side of the room from your belly button to the tips of your fingers. As you deepen the bend, push your hips in the opposite direction of the bend. Be sure to keep your arms and legs straight while pushing your fingers and heels in opposite directions.

¥ Cobra Ð lay on the floor, belly-down. Place the palms of your hands flat on the floor underneath your shoulders. Make sure your arms are parallel from the shoulder to the elbow and elbow to the wrists. Look to the ceiling, stretching your eyes and head upward. Slowly lift your torso off of the ground so that it meets the ground at your belly button. Remember to breathe deeply in this pose to strengthen and lengthen the spine and torso.

Yoga Pose Bow

¥ Bow Ð with your belly on the floor and eyes stretched towards the ceiling, reach both arms out to your sides. Bend your legs at the knees towards the ceiling and reach down to grab your heals from the outside of your legs. Push your legs towards the ceiling, lifting your torso as well. Rock towards your chest as much as possible. Try to hold this pose as long as you can.

One of the many benefits of yoga is weight loss as you develop your muscle mass and burn fat.
 typefreediabetes.com recommends using an electronic fat analyzer to track you fat-burning progress.

Bathroom Body Fat Scale



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