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March 2018

How Does Diabetes Affect Wound Healing?

Wounds or sores that take a longer time to heal can indicate an underlying disease such as diabetes, which has a direct impact on the body’s ability to heal wounds. Diabetes is a direct response to the organisms inability to produce or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone which has the function to turn glucose, or sugar, into energy. This has a direct impact on the body’s ability to heal wounds.

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Wounds in patients with diabetes not only heal more slowly but have a potential to get worse more rapidly, so they require much more attention than a normal wound. There are several things that affect wound healing in a patient with diabetes which include:

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5 Tips for Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

If you have diabetes it’s crucial to have regular foot exams, at least every six months performed by a doctor or a foot care professional. Foot exams can often reveal lesions that haven’t completely healed or are infected.

 

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In order to be sure your feet are healthy you can do daily inspections at home by yourself.

Look for any signs of possible trouble such as bumps, bruises, sores, cracked skin, patches of thin or tiny skin. If there are any potential signs of trouble, immediately consult your healthcare professional.

 

 

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Great news! We are now officially partnered with Premiere Inc.

We have great news! In order to provide you with a better service, we have partnered with Premiere Inc. Group purchasing organizations such as Premiere Inc. were created to help hospitals and other providers to pool their purchasing power to secure significant discounts on virtually all medical and other hospital supplies. Using the power of collaboration, hospitals, particularly small and rural, rely heavily on GPOs to provide economies of scale and labor savings, as well as providing other supply chain efficiencies, such as e-commerce systems, data analysis, benchmarking, and best practice sharing.

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eKare has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for Digital Wound Management System with Premier. Effective March 1st, 2018.

Digital Wound Management System is a new product category created by Premier. This contract allows Premier members to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated for eKare’s inSight™ 3D Wound Imaging and Documentation system.

Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and 150,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost.

Top 5 Med Tech Events to Visit This April

Medical Technology or Med Tech, is any technology that is used in medicine to improve or save a patient’s life. Medical Technology can take many forms and can be used in a multitude of situations where a patient’s health is concerned directly and indirectly.

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Med Tech improves patients lives by enabling doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to more easily diagnose, monitor and treat nearly any disease or condition. Medical Technology is finding its way into the hands of new people every day mainly through technological advancement and by standardizing complicated and inefficient medical procedures.

Because of this, complicated medical work is made much more simple and much more efficient which benefits both patients and medical personnel. Medtech could disrupt healthcare soon and that’s why doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors and physicians come together to different Med Tech events to share their vision and ideas for a brighter future.

 

If you’re interested in such events and conferences we’ve compiled a list of 5 Med Tech events worth visiting. In order to make it easier for you to plan ahead, we’ve sorted them by dates. Read More