Archive: Apr 2011

NICE Guidelines for Diabetic Foot Disease.

April 27, 2011

New NICE guideline on diabetic foot problems published NICE has today (23 March) published a new guideline for the care of people with diabetic foot problems in hospital. Diabetes is becoming one of the UK’s biggest health problems. In 2009, it was estimated that there were 2.3 million people in the UK with type 1 or type 2 diabetes1. With rising numbers of people affected by the condition, the incidence of complications is also on the rise. These include foot…

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Saudi Arabia Addresses Diabetic Foot Disease.

April 27, 2011

Health Ministry to establish 20 diabetic foot clinics By ARAB NEWS Published: Mar 29, 2011 00:58 Updated: Mar 29, 2011 00:58 JEDDAH: The Ministry of Health (MOH) is opening foot clinics at each of the 20 diabetic centers it operates across Saudi Arabia. “As the incidence of diabetes is increasing, the threat of diabetic complications is also growing. Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common and serious complications of diabetes and if untreated can lead to amputation and severe lifestyle consequences for patients…

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Nanotechnology Helping to Prevent Diabetic Complications.

April 27, 2011

Posted: Apr 4th, 2011 Body sensors are joining the future internet (Nanowerk News) Modern man is surrounded by a multitude of sensors. Today’s sensors are simple and made for specific purposes, like measuring temperature, balance, build-up of smoke, or tyre pressure. The common trait of the sensors is that they are all embedded in a closed system. Now researchers at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, are developing sensors for the future. Their size decreases. They are more robust…

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Smoking Kills……Faster in People with Diabetes

April 27, 2011

Nicotine Can Raise A1c by 34 Percent Strong link between nicotine and diabetes complications….Scientists have reported the first strong evidence implicating nicotine as the main culprit responsible for persistently elevated blood sugar levels — and the resulting increased risk of serious health complications — in people who have diabetes and smoke. The discovery also may have implications for people with diabetes who are using nicotine-replacement therapy for extended periods in an attempt to stop smoking. Xiao-Chuan Liu, Ph.D., who presented…

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New Exercise Guidelines Announced

April 27, 2011

New Guidelines for Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes New guidelines stress the crucial role that physical activity plays in the management of Type 2 diabetes: physicians should prescribe exercise…. They replace recommendations made in the American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand, “Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes,” issued in 2000.Developed by a panel of 9 experts, the new guidelines are published concurrently in the December issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and Diabetes Care. “High-quality studies establishing the importance of exercise…

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