Archive: Jul 2011

Missing the Target in Diabetes Management

July 18, 2011

Beyond Metformin:When Are Doctors Intensifying DiabetesTreatment? Jul 16, 2011 Melanie Hundley Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Intensification – by Ambro Researchers look at how long it took doctors to intensify treatment for Type 2 diabetes patients who failed to hit improvement targets on metformin alone.   If you were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the last ten years or so, your doctor may have advised a change in diet, monitoring of blood glucose levels, an occasional HbA1c blood test, increased physical activity, prescribing an…

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Walk Aversion in Diabetics?

July 18, 2011

Why Do Patients with Diabetes Walk Less? Physical activity is a cornerstone of treatment for diabetes, yet people with diabetes perform less moderate and vigorous physical activity (MVPA) than people without diabetes….Diabetes-specific barriers to physical activity are a possible explanation for lower MVPA in patients with diabetes. Some barriers that have been identified are “fear of hypoglycemia,” the presence of “bad feet due to diabetes,” and an “unwillingness to exercise in the presence of people who do not have type…

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More About Osteomyelitis by the Master, Dr. Robert Frykberg

July 13, 2011

    Robert Frykberg, DPM, MPH PRESENT Editor, Diabetic Limb Salvage Osteomyelitis — Now What?  I n our last Foot Notes, we discussed one of the most vexing of problems in the diabetic foot – that of making the diagnosis of osteomyelitis. Vexing because this infection of bone is often present underlying deep foot ulcers, those of long duration, or those with frequent recurrences. To this date, there is no international consensus on what constitutes the best diagnostic method or modality,…

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Part 3 of CHCH Maria Hayes' Report on Wound Care

July 11, 2011

It’s tough to bring any new product to market. And when it’s a healthcare product, requiring ministry approval, it’s definitely a challenge. Maria Hayes explains in the final segment of her Open Wounds series.  Enjoy Maria’s last installment on the state of wound care in Hamilton. http://www.chch.com/index.php/home/item/4443-introducing-new-wound-care-products-a-struggle

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Part 2 of Wound Treatment in Hamilton

July 6, 2011

In part 2 of her series on wound care, CHCH. reporter, Maria Hayes, explores further the etiology of diabetic foot wounds and some of the exciting and innovative new advanced treatment modalities that can help heel these devastating wounds. Enjoy. http://www.chch.com/index.php/home/item/4420-therapy-for-open-wounds

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Diabetes is a DEADLY DISEASE.

July 5, 2011

Diabetes kills 1 person every 8 seconds, 4 million a year: International Diabetes Federation Some postings today from our friends at the IDF, including Jean Claude Mbanya: #Diabetes kills: 1 person every 8 seconds, 4 million people a year. Find out how to act on diabetes. Now. worlddiabetesday.org Today’s Independent (UK) features a #diabetes special insert with a welcome from our President Jean Claude Mbanya http://t.co/nFKe641

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