Archive: Dec 2010

Dan Hill's Life with Diabetes

December 28, 2010

First Person: Dan Hill feels ‘a lot stronger at 56 than I did at 36’ Peter J. Thompson / National Post After being diagnosed with diabetes in 1996, Dan Hill wanted “to be a voice so people could say: ‘Well this guy is diabetic and he’s coping well.’ ” Comments Twitter LinkedIn Digg Buzz Email Dan Hill, as told to Brittany Mahaney, National Post · Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 My dad died of diabetes complications. It was really painful to see…

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Stem Cell Therapy for the Diabetic Foot

December 28, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Adult-Derived Stem Cell Therapy Helps Save Diabetic’s Foot  Filed under: Genetics , Medicine   The typical course for a patient with a “diabetic foot” generally ends with a trip to the operating room to have it removed. However, at last month’s meeting of the International Cellular Medicine Society, it was announced that a patient with gangrene of the foot related to diabetes was able to avoid amputation through the use of adult-derived stem cells. The patient, a 72-year old…

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Good Reading from 2010

December 23, 2010

Top Articles of 2010 Culprit Identified in ACCORD Study It was not hypoglycemia from intensive control or intensive control itself that caused the increased deaths in the ACCORD study… [Full Story ] Debate Rages on HbA1c for Diabetes Diagnosis An international expert panel’s recommendation that A1c should be the primary test for diagnosing Type 2 diabetes has met considerable resistance… [ Full Story ] American Diabetes Association’s New Clinical Practice Recommendations Promote A1c as Diagnostic Test for Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Faster, easier test…

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Prevention Works.

December 8, 2010

How Long-Term Primary Podiatric Care Can Reduce Diabetic Pedal Complications VOLUME: 23 PUBLICATION DATE: Dec 01 2010 Issue Number: 12 December 2010 Author(s): Ronald Sage, DPM At the recent annual meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), Gibson and colleagues presented an elegant study confirming what is well known to all podiatric physicians. In patients with diabetes, the study authors noted that “care by podiatrists appears to prevent or delay lower extremity amputation and hospitalization.”1 Podiatric care may include the…

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Telemedicine and The treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds: A Perfect Marriage.

December 8, 2010

The Promise of Telemedicine: An Interview with DROP Founder Dr. Howard Umansky Posted by Mhealth360 Admin on 12/04/10 • Categorized as Landscape Last week we talked to Dr. Howard Umansky DPM, founder of the Diabetes Rural Outreach Project (DROP), a telemedicine program designed to remotely monitor diabetes patients in rural areas. All with the goal of eliminating amputations. Here’s a transcript of our conversation.   mhealth360: Explain DROP and its goals. How did you get the program started? Dr. Umansky: DROP is a privately funded program…

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More Sobering Statistics on the Diabetes Epidemic

December 8, 2010

Half of U.S. Could Have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes within Ten Years More than half of Americans will have diabetes or be prediabetic by 2020 at a cost to the U.S. health care system of $3.35 trillion if current trends go on unabated, according to analysis of a new report released last week by health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc….   Diabetes and prediabetes will account for an estimated 10% of total health care spending by the end of the decade at…

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