By 2030, at least 550 million people will have diabetes- approximately 10% of the world's adult population.

- International Diabetes Federation, 2011

Diabetes kills more people annually than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

- American Diabetes Association, 2009

60-70% of those with diabetes will develop peripheral neuropathy, or lose sensation in their feet.

- Dyck et al. Diabetic Neuropathy 1999

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    Local Flaps For Wounds: Rules Of Rotation And Advancement | Podiatry Today

    June 7, 2016

    Great piece from Dr. Ryan Fitzgerald on Wound Flaps. Enjoy! PVM   Local Flaps For Wounds: Rules Of Rotation And Advancement Friday, 05/20/16 | 228 reads  0  1  1 googleplus0 Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 6 – June 2016 Author(s):  Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS Noting that advancement and rotation flaps offer key advantages over skin grafting, this author discusses factors and considerations in choosing a flap technique to facilitate wound closure.  Soft tissue reconstruction in the surgical management of lower extremity wounds can…

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    Health Library: Diabetes

    June 7, 2016

    Great resource artice from our new friend, health writer, David Patterson. Enjoy!     Health Library: Diabetes May 6, 2016 Understanding diabetes is important because it is a disease which can cause life-threatening complications if uncontrolled but allows an almost normal life if managed well. An essential feature of diabetes is raised blood glucose levels. The body’s hormone which checks glucose levels is insulin. Insulin lowers blood glucose levels by promoting its uptake by tissues to use as a fuel….

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