Archive: Feb 2011

Vinegar Works on Your Blood Sugar

February 23, 2011

Vinegar Reduces Postprandial Glycemia Vinegar, when taken regularly, can help manage diabetes, moderate food cravings and increase the body’s absorption of calcium resulting to healthier bones…. The study by the Arizona State University researchers concluded that, “The antiglycemic properties of vinegar are evident when small amounts of vinegar are ingested with meals composed of complex carbohydrates.” The study claims that postprandial glycemia is reduced by vinegar, a view endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, which said that the reduction of…

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Toronto's Sunnybrook Hospital Leading the Way in Diabetic Wound Treatment Discovery

February 22, 2011

Developing: diabetic wound treatment Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Sanofi-aventis  and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre announced that they have entered into a research agreement and licensing option for vasculotide, an investigational compound to treat chronic wounds. This includes neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers caused by a lack of sensation and neuropathic ulcers that are complicated by peripheral arterial disease, commonly called neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers. “Our new relationship with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre fits our strategy of fostering scientific exchange through external…

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60 Second Diabetic Foot Exam

February 17, 2011

60 Second Diabetic Foot Screen The 60 Second Diabetic Foot Screen Tool is designed to assist in screening persons with diabetes to prevent or treat diabetes-related foot ulcers and/or limb-threatening complications. Please click here to access the tool. Copyright © CAWC 2011 | Disclaimer

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Charcot Part 3

February 10, 2011

Understanding the Etiology of the Diabetic Charcot Foot   In FootNotes Issue 12, we discussed a very important and potentially limb-threatening complication of diabetes – the Charcot Foot. Having just returned from an International Consensus Conference in Paris dealing with this entity, and having visited the Charcot Library at La Salpetriere, I feel compelled to discuss its etiology and diagnosis in a little more depth than most readers might be familiar with. While we focused on appropriate treatments last time, it is…

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Price of Doing (Diabetic) Business Just went up.

February 1, 2011

Diabetes Care Will Cost $336B by 2034 More than 44 million Americans will have diabetes within 25 years under current trends, and the annual cost of caring for them will triple to $336 billion in constant 2007 dollars….Elbert S. Huang, MD, MPH, of the University of Chicago, and colleagues reported that, the obesity epidemic, ever-earlier ages of diabetes onset and increasing longevity of people with established diabetes are combining to enlarge the diabetic population far beyond anything envisioned in earlier…

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