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According to the World Health Organization, 8.5% of the world’s adult population is diabetic and the prevalence is rising. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, that is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) due to lack of insulin or inability of the body to respond to the available insulin. The persistent elevated blood sugar has deleterious effects (complications) on various body tissue/organs.

Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the common and serious complications in diabetic patients. The ulceration of the foot, if not treated promptly, may lead to gangrene of the whole foot necessitating amputation. Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic foot/leg amputation.

Narrowing of the blood vessels with reduction in blood supply to the lower extremities, inability to feel pain and pressure sensations due to damage to the peripheral nerves and infections are some of the predisposing factors for diabetic wound.

Ulcer on the leg and foot significantly affects the quality of life in diabetic patients. Thus, nothing can be more important than prevention. Diabetic wound is largely preventable and some of the prevention tips are as follows:

Ensure optimal blood sugar control: since most of the complications of diabetes are directly or indirectly due to elevated blood sugar, adequate blood sugar control will help reduce the risk of diabetic ulcer.

Avoid too loose/tight footwear: when it is too tight, it will exert pressure on the bony prominences and this may lead to ulceration. When it is too loose, your foot can slip out of it and you may step on stones/sharp object. Your footwear should provide adequate cushioning.

Get your feet inspected daily: You can do this by yourself and allow your family members to assist you. This will ensure that any skin changes such as blisters or cracks can be detected early before a wound develops. Regular foot examination by your physician is also important.

Ensure extra care while cutting your toe nails, if possible, don’t do it yourself. Diabetes also affects the eye and a poor sight can make you injure yourself while cutting your toe nails.

Do not smoke or quit smoking: smoking will further compromise blood supply to your feet and prevents healing if a wound should develop.

Use moisturizers: one of the signs that your foot is at risk of ulceration is dry skin. This is a pointer to inadequate blood supply and dry skin easily get wounded. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather. Don’t put lotions between toes. The extra moisture in this area can cause fungus to grow.

Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water and apply antiseptic ointment.

Avoid harsh ingredients or chemicals and instead choose a mild shampoo and soap.

LAVIOR has therefore developed natural products, whose efficacies have been clinically proven, regarding prevention and treatment of diabetic ulcers. These products include: M-CARE & D-CARE, and a mild shampoo H-CARE.

M-CARE is an organic moisturizer that will prevent dry skin and significantly reduce the risk of ulceration or cracks. It is steroid-free and does not provoke allergic reaction. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a good preventive agent.

D-CARE is another product that can serve both preventive and therapeutic functions. It does not contain steroids, it does not provoke allergy, and it soothes the skin, preventing cracks and fissures. It also accelerates wound healing by its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

H-CARE is a plant based chemical free and non-irritant formula safe for all skin types including diabetics and those with sensitive skin.

 

 

                                              

 

According to the World Health Organization, 8.5% of the world’s adult population is diabetic and the prevalence is rising. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, that is characterized by elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) due to lack of insulin or inability of the body to respond to the available insulin. The persistent elevated blood sugar has deleterious effects (complications) on various body tissue/organs.

Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the common and serious complications in diabetic patients. The ulceration of the foot, if not treated promptly, may lead to gangrene of the whole foot necessitating amputation. Diabetes Mellitus is the leading cause of non-traumatic foot/leg amputation.

Narrowing of the blood vessels with reduction in blood supply to the lower extremities, inability to feel pain and pressure sensations due to damage to the peripheral nerves and infections are some of the predisposing factors for diabetic wound.

Ulcer on the leg and foot significantly affects the quality of life in diabetic patients. Thus, nothing can be more important than prevention. Diabetic wound is largely preventable and some of the prevention tips are as follows:

Ensure optimal blood sugar control: since most of the complications of diabetes are directly or indirectly due to elevated blood sugar, adequate blood sugar control will help reduce the risk of diabetic ulcer.

Avoid too loose/tight footwear: when it is too tight, it will exert pressure on the bony prominences and this may lead to ulceration. When it is too loose, your foot can slip out of it and you may step on stones/sharp object. Your footwear should provide adequate cushioning.

Get your feet inspected daily: You can do this by yourself and allow your family members to assist you. This will ensure that any skin changes such as blisters or cracks can be detected early before a wound develops. Regular foot examination by your physician is also important.

Ensure extra care while cutting your toe nails, if possible, don’t do it yourself. Diabetes also affects the eye and a poor sight can make you injure yourself while cutting your toe nails.

Do not smoke or quit smoking: smoking will further compromise blood supply to your feet and prevents healing if a wound should develop.

Use moisturizers: one of the signs that your foot is at risk of ulceration is dry skin. This is a pointer to inadequate blood supply and dry skin easily get wounded. Moisturize your skin to prevent chapping, especially in cold or windy weather. Don’t put lotions between toes. The extra moisture in this area can cause fungus to grow.

Treat cuts right away. Wash minor cuts with soap and water and apply antiseptic ointment.

Avoid harsh ingredients or chemicals and instead choose a mild shampoo and soap.

LAVIOR has therefore developed natural products, whose efficacies have been clinically proven, regarding prevention and treatment of diabetic ulcers. These products include: M-CARE & D-CARE, and a mild shampoo H-CARE.

M-CARE is an organic moisturizer that will prevent dry skin and significantly reduce the risk of ulceration or cracks. It is steroid-free and does not provoke allergic reaction. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a good preventive agent.

D-CARE is another product that can serve both preventive and therapeutic functions. It does not contain steroids, it does not provoke allergy, and it soothes the skin, preventing cracks and fissures. It also accelerates wound healing by its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

H-CARE is a plant based chemical free and non-irritant formula safe for all skin types including diabetics and those with sensitive skin.

 

 

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