Archive: Mar 2010

TMI in the Public Eye

March 26, 2010
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Amputation Prevention in Middle America

March 25, 2010

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2010 Mar-Apr;100(2):101-4. Organized programs to prevent lower-extremity amputations. Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ. Amputation Prevention Center, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 91405, USA. Lee.C.Rogers@gmail.com BACKGROUND: Diabetes-related lower-extremity amputations are largely preventable. Eighty-five percent of amputations are preceded by a foot ulcer. Effective management of ulcers, which leads to healing, can prevent limb loss. METHODS: In a county hospital, we implemented a six-step approach to the diabetic limb at risk. We calculated the frequency and level of lower-extremity…

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring

March 25, 2010

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Shows Benefit in Critically IllReal-time CGM not found to improve glycemic control, but reduces severe hypoglycemic events Publish date: Mar 23, 2010   TUESDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) — Real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in critically ill patients reduces severe hypoglycemic events, but doesn’t lead to better glycemic control compared to intensive insulin therapy based on an algorithm, according to research published in the March issue of Diabetes Care. Ulrike Holzinger, M.D., of the Medical University of Vienna in…

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Diabetic Diet Advice

March 24, 2010

Satisfy Your Taste Buds With Collard Greens Gourmet  photo credit: InfoMofo Collard greens vegetables, a member of the cabbage family, are sweet, healthy, and best cooked when fresh with salt pork or ham or other meat. To have collard greens mean fine and healthy dining experience you wouldn’t change for the world. Thus, it is a good idea to gorge on something healthy like these pretty famous vegetables by learning how to cook a dish with collard greens as the main ingredient….

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Innovation for Wound Healing

March 23, 2010

POSTED BY HUMAN THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010 A Cheap, Portable Wound-Healing Device In mid-February, about a month after a massive earthquake leveled much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a wound-care team from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston traveled to the devastated capital. The team’s task was to help care for scores of patients suffering from the large open wounds that accompany amputations, crushed limbs, and other injuries. Among the team was MIT graduate student Danielle Zurovcik, who arrived ready to test a…

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Diabetes UK: Blood Sugar Monitoring

March 15, 2010

NHS Diabetes Publishes Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Report The Brits have it right. Provide blood glucose testing supplies to those who have been educated and know what to do with the information. Advertisement  A new report examines and makes recommendations about the issue of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in people with Type 2 diabetes who are not treated with insulin. The report was commissioned by the National Clinical Director for Diabetes in England. An NHS Diabetes working group was established…

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