Category Archive: Diabetes Management

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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And Now for Something Completely Different: Glycemic control and wound healing not necessarily intimately linked?

April 17, 2018

Association of Hemoglobin A1c and Wound Healing in Diabetic Foot Ulcers Betiel K. Fesseha, Christopher J. Abularrage, Kathryn F. Hines, Ronald Sherman, Priscilla Frost, Susan Langan, Joseph Canner, Kendall C. Likes, Sayed M. Hosseini, Gwendolyne Jack, Caitlin W. Hicks, Swaytha Yalamanchi and Nestoras Mathioudakis Diabetes Care 2018 Apr; dc171683. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc17-1683 Abstract OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the association between hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound outcomes in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of an ongoing prospective, clinic-based study of patients with DFUs treated at an academic institution during a 4.7-year period. Data…

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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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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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Health News Articles | News for Physicians & Medical Professionals

May 23, 2017

Source: Health News Articles | News for Physicians & Medical Professionals

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