Diabetic Foot Blog

Amputation, Heart Attack in Diabetics Way Down Since 1990: But denominator keeps increasing

April 17, 2014

Amputation, MI in Diabetics Way Down Since 1990 : Great but cautionary news from the CDC. Published: Apr 17, 2014 By  Kristina Fiore , Staff Writer, MedPage Today Complications tied to diabetes — such as amputation and cardiovascular disease — have plummeted over a 20-year span, according to government researchers. An analysis of national data found that rates of myocardial infarction (MI) in diabetic patients dropped about 68%, and amputation rates were halved between 1990 and 2010, Edward Gregg, PhD , of the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues  reported in the April 17 issue of the  New England Journal of Medicine .

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SALSA/@UofA + Sugar/@ASU + Springactive = Next Generation Wearable Robots? It’s happening @Bio5

April 16, 2014

The guys from Springactive .com came by the SALSA/iCAMP labs today for a show and tell on how we can work together to develop the next generation of human mobility. In a word…

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It Takes Roots to Save Limbs: SALSA’s Toe and Flow

April 16, 2014

Here is Luke Zhan’s upcoming lecture being given in Shanghai later this month.

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Force Sensing Prosthetic Let Liner Measures Pressure to Better Fit New Devices for Amputees

April 16, 2014

Medgadget:  Force Sensing Prosthetic Let Liner Measures Pressure to Better Fit New Devices for Amputees :  “In future, the scientists believe the technology could form the basis for other intelligent materials, for example shoe insoles to prevent diabetic foot ulcers, or mattresses and wheelchairs that protect against pressure sores in immobile or elderly patients.”

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Improve Diabetic Foot Care in Arab World, Slash Amputations

April 16, 2014

This from Medscape and Lisa Nainggolan It features Monira Al Arouj from the Dasman Institute, Kuwait.  DOHA, Qatar — The provision of foot care to diabetic patients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is generally nonexistent or woeful at best, according to a talk by one expert here at the recent  Excellence in Diabetes 2014  meeting. However, there are some notable exceptions, and countries in the region need to learn from these good local examples, Monira Al Arouj, MD, from the Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait, told the conference.

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The future of smart wearable tech in medicine: psst…it’s happening now (video)

April 14, 2014
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Medical hackathons: Is this the future of health care innovation?

April 13, 2014

Medical hackathons: Is this the future of health care innovation?  from Slate.com

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One Step Closer to the Artificial Pancreas: Interview with our SALSAmiga, Fran Kaufman!

April 13, 2014

One Step Closer to the Artificial Pancreas: Interview with Medtronic’s Dr.

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30% reduction in #diabetes amputations in Italy over a decade: more proactive care?

April 13, 2014

A study in January 2014′s PLoS One suggests a reduction in amputation of some 30% in persons with diabetes and 12% in those without.  Some cause for optimism?

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