Healogics Blog

Healthy, Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Recipes Everyone Can Enjoy

 

Holiday meals are a time-honored tradition for most families, especially during Thanksgiving. However, finding diabetic-friendly recipes can seem like a challenge. While it is important for everyone to watch portion sizes and limit refined carbohydrates, if you or someone you love is living with diabetes, it is essential.

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Topics: Diabetes, Diabetes Awareness 2020

Proper Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

 

The statistics surrounding diabetic foot ulcers are alarming. Currently, over 2 million people in the U.S. have foot ulcers and up to 25% of all adults living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer at some point. Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers account for 85% of diabetes-related amputations.

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Topics: Diabetes, Diabetes Awareness 2020

How Does Diabetes Affect Wound Healing?

 

Healogics is committed to diabetes awareness because of the negative impact diabetes has on wound healing. It’s important to know how diabetes affects the heart and blood vessels in order to understand why people living with diabetes need specialized care for non-healing wounds.

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Topics: Diabetes, Diabetes Awareness 2020

Healogics Celebrates our Seventh Annual Diabetes Awareness Week

 

Healogics Wound Care Centers® across the United States are helping to raise awareness of the link between diabetes and non-healing wounds during the seventh annual Diabetes Awareness Week, being held October 26 – 30, 2020.

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Topics: Diabetes, Diabetes Awareness 2020

What is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

 

Peripheral Artery Disease is a narrowing or blockage of the arteries that supply blood to our legs and arms. Most often, the arteries in the legs are affected. Nearly 8.5 million Americans are currently living with PAD and if left untreated, it can lead to avoidable amputations.

September is Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness Month. This cardiac condition is often overlooked and the minor-to-moderate leg pain it causes is dismissed as part of growing old. It is important to promote awareness of PAD to encourage screenings for adults over 60 as well as lifestyle changes to help prevent PAD.

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Topics: Vascular Disease, Heart Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease

High Cholesterol Can Impact Your Ability to Heal

Written by Carolyn Shinn, Vice President, Clinical and Quality Process Excellence at Healogics.

How does cholesterol affect heart health?

September is National Cholesterol Education Month so it is a great time to have your cholesterol tested and learn more about how it affects your health. Cholesterol is a necessary type of fat that is part of our blood. Heredity and diet both determine the amount and type of cholesterol in your blood. 

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Topics: Heart Disease, Healthy Habits for Wound Healing & Prevention