Category Archive: Amputation

The Extreme Cost of Diabetes in Ontario: A diabetic limb amputation every 4 hours

June 1, 2018
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Diabetes Canada Steps up the Heat: A call to action in the fight to prevent diabetic amputations

June 1, 2018

        NEW REPORTS HIGHLIGHT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE LIMBS AND IMPROVE LIVES   May 09, 2018 Time to act against preventable diabetes-related amputations In some provinces one lower limb amputation occurs every day as a result of a diabetic foot ulcer, with the frequency varying across Canada. Many of these amputations could be prevented with proper care and access to supports. In recognition of World Foot Health Awareness Month, Diabetes Canada has released new reports that address the benefits…

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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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Severe foot pathology predicts death in diabetes : Dermatology News

September 29, 2016

Source: Severe foot pathology predicts death in diabetes : Dermatology News

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Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study – Canadian Journal of Diabetes

September 23, 2016

Data concerning outcomes of Canadian patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) arelimited. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the healing rates and identifythe predictors of poor outcomes following advanced wound care in patients presentingwith DFUs. Source: Outcomes Following Advanced Wound Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Canadian Study – Canadian Journal of Diabetes

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Diabetes Ups Risk of Amputation in Critical Limb Ischemia –Doctors Lounge

September 21, 2016

Source: Diabetes Ups Risk of Amputation in Critical Limb Ischemia –Doctors Lounge

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