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Limb- and Person-Level Risk Factors for Lower-Limb Amputation in the Prospective Seattle Diabetic Foot Study | Diabetes Care

February 9, 2018

OBJECTIVE Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations in the U.S., but no research has prospectively examined associations between limb-specific measurements and amputation risk among patients without foot ulcer. We investigated amputation risk by limb in relation to the same limb- and person-level factors.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a 22-year prospective study among 1,461 male patients with diabetes without foot ulcer (mean age 62.4 years), with 2,893 lower limbs among subjects recruited between 1990 and 2002 from…

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Time is of the Essence: Apple Watch vs Diabetes

February 8, 2018

Apple Watch is getting good at detecting medical problems.  Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy Buster Hein/Feb 7, 2018 Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch. A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer has early signs of diabetes with astonishing accuray.  Medical researchers have been on…

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Rexgenero treats first patients in CLI trial – PharmaTimes

January 30, 2018

London, UK-based Rexgenero has reached a major milestone in treating the first patient in a late-stage trial with its lead product, cell therapy REX-001. – News – PharmaTimes Source: Rexgenero treats first patients in CLI trial – PharmaTimes

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5 Years On: The sad truth about diabetic foot disease

January 13, 2018

It has been 5 years since Travis Hayden-Rowe made this beautiful video celebrating 6 of our courageous patients' struggle with diabetic foot disease. 3 of them have passed away since. The diabetic foot is a marker for death but the wound isn't what leads to their demise. They die of heart attacks and strokes. We need to do more to recognize this fact and treat the factors that lead to this end. The presentation of the diabetic foot should not be just…

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This Stick-on Biosensor Monitors Blood Sugar – No Needle Necessary

December 22, 2017

Source: This Stick-on Biosensor Monitors Blood Sugar – No Needle Necessary | Gizmodo Australia

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The Pressure is OFF: Ontario Improving Diabetic Wound Care

November 23, 2017

Bulletin Ontario Improving Wound Care for Patients with Diabetes Province Funding Casts to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers November 22, 2017 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is covering the cost of specialized casts to provide more support for patients with diabetic foot ulcers.   Wound care devices, which include removable, non-removable and total contact foot casts, can significantly improve patients' quality of life by relieving pressure around the heel, ankle and toes so the foot can properly…

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