Different types of wounds take different time periods and different care procedures to fully heal but most of them go through similar or same healing stages. In general smaller wounds take less time to heal while larger and deeper wounds requiring more time and more care to fully heal. The whole healing process of the wound depends on many factors such as wound dressings, the attention and care you devote to the wound, the origin of the wound and so on.
It’s safe to say that individuals seeking treatment for diabetic foot ulcers are not the most disciplined when it comes to lifestyle choices. The declining quality of life that affects many people with diabetes can be directly connected to the lack of exercise.
Exercise not only helps your body stay more vital and healthy which can aid physically, but exercise is also important for the mental state of mind which again reflects on our physical body and health.
Also, exercise has proven to lower blood glucose levels which directly benefits patients with diabetes. However, exercise alone cannot solve the underlying problem. This takes more effort which includes lowering calories and adjusting your nutrition.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
“eKare Inc., a technology company specializing in advanced imaging for wound care, expands its product lineup to include the newest advances in iOS platform. The inSight® 2.0 for iOS will combine iPhone X’s built-in optics with eKare’s proprietary algorithms to deliver 3D wound measurement capabilities.”
Innovations in Wound Healing Annual Conference. Dec, 2017.
“The area measurements of the eKare device appear to be comparable to laser-assisted wound measurement devices, making it an option for clinicians and researchers interested in monitoring wound progression. Clinical experience indicates the eKare device has a friendly user interface, a convenient portable design, and can take quick wound-area measurements.”
“SANUWAVE Health, Inc. (OTCQB:SNWV) is pleased to announce that the company is entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with eKare, Inc. to develop novel wound care analysis and management solutions. Linking SANUWAVE’s dermaPACE® wound treatment device with eKare’s inSight® 3D wound imaging and analytics system, the two companies will strive to produce the industry’s most comprehensive wound management solution.”
Journal of Burn Care & Research. Feb, 2018.
“The 3-DWMD would quickly and accurately obtain the wound
area, and its measurement results were consistent with planimetry method. Therefore,
such measuring equipment has clinical reference value for measuring precision area of
the wound in the process of wound healing.”