Diabetic Foot Blog

Is this the single greatest promotional video for a prosthetic ever?

March 26, 2015

Thanks to SALSA’s John Miller for spotting this from handiii. 

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If you ignore your feet, they’ll go away. @apmatweets @UofA #DFCon

March 24, 2015

Here’s a wonderful poster from our SALSAmigo, Penn State’s Prof.

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From wearable robots to stem cells to 3D printed shoes: International Experts Team to Prevent Amputations at DFCon15

March 23, 2015

NEWS                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Contact:  Pam Landaiche March 21, 2015                                                                       pam@DFCon.com   FROM WEARABLE ROBOTS TO STEM CELLS: INTERNATIONAL DIABETIC FOOT EXPERTS COLLABORATE TO PREVENT AMPUTATIONS AT GLOBAL MEETING Internationally renowned experts on diabetes and the diabetic foot met March 19-21, 2015, at the thirteenth Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) in Los Angeles, CA.

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First in human results of point of care bacterial testing in wounds

March 23, 2015

PLOS ONE: Point-of-Care Autofluorescence Imaging for Real-Time Sampling and Treatment Guidance of Bioburden in Chronic Wounds: First-in-Human Results :

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Diabetes Cases Surge in States That Expanded Medicaid Under ACA

March 23, 2015

Diabetes Cases Surge in States That Expanded Medicaid Under Obamacare – US News :  Patients with newly identified diabetes in expansion (blue) and nonexpansion (red) states. States that chose to expand Medicaid for low-income Americans under President Barack Obama’s health care law have seen a surge in diabetes diagnoses, a new study shows, particularly during the disease’s earlier stages when changes in lifestyle can have a significant impact on a person’s later health.  Conducted by Quest Diagnostics and published Monday in the journal Diabetes Care, the analysis found that newly identified diabetes cases among Medicaid-enrolled patients jumped 23 percent in states that expanded the program, but increased by less than 1 percent – 0.4 percent – in states that did not. The portion of the Affordable Care Act that deals with Medicaid has come under political and financial scrutiny, and finally resulted in a legal battle.

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Medical tattoo spots pressure sores before they occur

March 23, 2015

More: Medical tattoo spots pressure sores before they occur

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The Global Economic Burden of #Diabetes

March 17, 2015

This synopsis of the manuscript (link below) from medicalnewstoday.com Around 382 people worldwide have diabetes. By 2035, this figure is estimated to rise to 592 million, with type 2 diabetes accounting for around 90% of all cases. It goes without saying that diabetes prevalence is putting a huge strain on health care.

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Young vascular and podiatric surgeons bring the "Toe and Flow" together in collaborative white paper. @APMAtweets #DFCon15

March 17, 2015

From APMA News: The APMA Young Physicians’ Program and the Young Surgeons Committee of SVS collaborated on a practice memo, “Building Effective Partnerships between Vascular Surgeons and Podiatrists in the Effective Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers.” Read the memo in the March issue of APMA News.  It includes everything from exploration of development of inpatient “Diabetic Rapid Response Foot Teams (DRRAFT)”  to joint guideline and referral practices. We at SALSA are so very proud of these men and women. Particular congratulations go to Nichol Salvo, Timothy Wu and Rabih Chaer from APMA and SVS Young Physicians and Surgeons

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ResearchKit: A New Open Source Framework for iPhone Diagnostic App Development (VIDEO)

March 15, 2015

ResearchKit: A New Open Source Framework for iPhone Diagnostic App Development (VIDEO) :

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Here’s how to become a certified peer visitor to support those undergoing amputation. Make a difference today. @AmputeesUSA

March 15, 2015

Do you know someone who would make a good mentor or “sherpa” to people receiving an amputation?

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