Archive: Mar 2013

Infection Detection: Dressings that glow when bugged.

March 28, 2013

IN THE NEWS… Smart Wound Dressing Glows in Presence of Unwanted Bacteria (w/video) by GENE OSTROVSKY on Mar 28, 2013 • 12:19 pm     1 inShare Serious burns are horrible enough when they happen, but complications that arise from opportunistic infections can be lethal, particularly in children with weak immune systems. Modern medicine doesn’t currently have a way to spot pathogens incubating within the wound, but researchers at University of Bath in the UK have embedded a fluorescent dye into special nanoparticles which were…

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TMI Launches Diabetic Foot Think Tank at DFCon13: The Canadian Diabetic Foot Collaborative

March 23, 2013

Diabetic foot disease is the most prevelant complication for people living with diabetes, but it often goes unrecognized and certainly is under treated.  Over the past 3 days at DFCon 2013, we have had the privilege to hear from the world's top diabetic foot clinicians and engage with them to discuss, debate and argue the nuances of the art of treating people with diabetic foot disease. This is what is necessary to propagate the message of diabetic foot and wound….

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Older but Not Better: Canadians living longer but quality of life in the home stretch is poor.

March 19, 2013

‘We’re living longer, not better’: Average Canadian will spend more than a decade suffering from serious illness   Republish Reprint         Tom Blackwell, National Post Staff | 13/03/14 | Last Updated:13/03/15 2:22 AM ET More from National Post Staff   Getty ImagesAverage lifetimes have climbed steadily in the last century, from 61 for Canadian women in 1920 to 66 in 1940, and 79 in 1980, according to Statistics Canada.   Twitter   Google+  LinkedIn  Email  Comments  More   CLICK TO ENLARGE…

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Poor, White and Male: Bad mix for avoiding diabetic amputation in UK.

March 18, 2013

  Diabetes amputation risk highest for white men in deprived areas Fri, 15 Mar 2013         It is well known that people withdiabetes are at greater risk of diabetes-related amputation, but a new study suggests that the risk of losing a limb is highest for white diabetic men living in poorer areas. After analysing data from 1.8 milliondiabetes patients in the National Diabetes Audit, a team of UK researchers found that being male, living in poorer areas, and being white were each linked…

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Tight Control, Loose Control-Both No Good for Heart Failure. So we are going to have to split the difference and get very creative in our DM management.

March 12, 2013

Medscape Medical News > Conference News Intensive, Poor Glycemic Control Both Up HF Risk in Diabetes Lisa Nainggolan Mar 09, 2013   Print Email   Editors' Recommendations VADT: Intensive Glucose Control Fails to Reduce Cardiovascular Events ADVANCE: No Increase in Death ACCORD Intensive Arm Stopped Topic Alert Receive an email from Medscape whenever new articles on this topic are available.  Add Diabetes, Type 2 to My Topic Alert Drug & Reference Information Diabetes Mellitus and Pregnancy Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Somogyi Phenomenon Information from Industry What…

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Diabetes is Expensive: New data from the ADA for 2012

March 11, 2013

Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012 American Diabetes Association Address correspondence to Matt Petersen, American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. E-mail: Abstract OBJECTIVE This study updates previous estimates of the economic burden of diagnosed diabetes and quantifies the increased health resource use and lost productivity associated with diabetes in 2012. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study uses a prevalence-based approach that combines the demographics of the U.S. population in 2012 with diabetes prevalence, epidemiological data,…

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