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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    Putting the Pressure on to Take it Off: Pressure sores are preventable

    December 9, 2016

    Pressure injuries the ‘scarlet letter’ of patient care Date: December 8, 2016   Author: Karen Palmer, Maureen Taylor & Joshua Tepper Linda Murphy visited her mother-in-law regularly at her nursing home, noting she was becoming more isolated as her Alzheimer’s disease advanced. She was already mostly bedridden after breaking both hips in two separate falls. But Murphy never looked at her mother-in-law’s skin. “I never made a habit of checking her feet or legs,” says Murphy, who lives in Ottawa. “We were…

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    Assessing Diabetic Retinopathy: There’s an app for that.

    December 2, 2016

    Deep-Learning Algorithm Shows Promise in Diabetic Eyes Automated software accurately identifies referable retinopathy SAVESAVED             REGISTER TODAY Earn Free CME Credits by reading the latest medical news in your specialty. SIGN UP by Kristen Monaco  Contributing Writer, MedPage Today November 30, 2016  This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today® and:   Action Points     An algorithm based on deep machine learning demonstrated high sensitivity and specificity for detecting referable diabetic retinopathy, researchers reported. In two…

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