Category Archives: Diabetes

Ketogenic Diet and HBOT – A Synergistic Effect

As we get into the final push for the community pantomime and Christmas preparations to close out the year, (and thanks to Border ITV for the coverage by the way and highlighting the community work we all do at the the theatre), short snippets are becoming the December favourite to pass on quick short and interesting bits of information and

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Type 2 Diabetes, What It Costs The NHS and How HBOT Can Help – Drawing a Line Under Diabetes.

Although we have been a little quiet lately as we get more involved in seasonal preparations in the community, we are still keeping an ear to the ground for articles of interest. One such article from the Daily Mail came across our desktops this morning which is of great interest and also a source of great frustration to us. It

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Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1 & Wound healing in Diabetics

It seems and age since we shared anything not related to the unfortunate Charity Commission news and the seemingly odd choice of the health authorities to ignore outright the scientific community. As they say though, onward and upward. Accordingly, albeit a short snippet, today’s discussion revisits wound healing briefly, with further support from the aforementioned science fraternity in the form

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Ophthalmology – HBOT and The Eyes

Todays continuation on the sharing of others’ work theme involves an exceptional paper published by Heather Murphy-Lavoie of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Also published in “Optometry – Journal of the American Optometric Association” in 2010, It is linked in here and entitled: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy And The Eye In many ways it supports our own

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Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals, RONS and Diabetes

Revisiting the often overstated topic of oxygen toxicity and oxidative stress at the cellular level, today’s paper and sharing of the work of others addresses, as a few other recent ones have, that HBOT provides it’s own protective mechanisms against oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS). It is established that hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases and triggers

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Spreading The Word of Others

What began as a few lines in a Facebook post to introduce a paper recently published in the US became a little long winded, so is better shared as a “snippet article”. On occasion we take a break from writing and do some reading of what others have written. When we write, we do try to write for the patient

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Hyperbaric Oxygen for Gas Gangrene

Covered in some ways in the previous article https://cumbria-hyperbaric.org/2019/08/06/wound-healing/ today’s discussion tightens the focus a little on the anti-bacterial and antibiotic properties of oxygen, specifically hyperbaric oxygenation. In the article on wound healing we discussed problematic wounds which are slow to heal or even do not heal at all. Some wounds go that step further, and when bacteria normally found

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Wound Healing

Presenting a slightly shorter read today we address wound healing, especially problematic wound healing. We have refrained from posting graphic images of before and after wound scenarios, but these are available. In many books and papers there are comparative images taken before and after HBOT directly illustrating the improvement. Empirical evidence so to speak. We can certainly direct you to

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