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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    Preventable Wounds in Ontario Long Term Care Facilities: A sore point whose time has come.

    May 7, 2018

      It is a far too common occurrence in our long-term care facilities – patients developing pressure sores as a result of neglect in the first instance and then neglect in the second, when appropriate wound care is not provided. Unfortunately, the same is true in our hospital system. Making these events, wounds that develop in a health facility, an actionable offence, is the only way that these tragedies will be prevented. It is a step our neighbours to the…

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    And Now for Something Completely Different: Glycemic control and wound healing not necessarily intimately linked?

    April 17, 2018

    Association of Hemoglobin A1c and Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Betiel K. Fesseha, Christopher J. Abularrage, Kathryn F. Hines, Ronald Sherman, Priscilla Frost, Susan Langan, Joseph Canner, Kendall C. Likes, Sayed M. Hosseini, Gwendolyne Jack, Caitlin W. Hicks, Swaytha Yalamanchi and Nestoras Mathioudakis Diabetes Care 2018 Apr; dc171683. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc17-1683 Abstract OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the association between hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective, clinic-based study of patients with DFUs treated at an academic institution during a 4.7-year period. Data…

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