Diabetic Foot Blog

Exercise improves gait, reaction time and postural stability in older adults with type 2 diabetes and neuropathy

April 22, 2014

J Diabetes and its Complications Exercise improves gait, reaction time and postural stability in older adults with type 2 diabetes and neuropathy :  S. Morrison ,  S.R. Colberg ,  H.K. Parson ,  A.I. Vinik Aims For older adults with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), declines in balance and walking ability are risk factors for falls, and peripheral neuropathy magnifies this risk.

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The Visualization of Biofilms in Chronic Diabetic Foot Wounds Using Routine Diagnostic Microscopy Methods

April 20, 2014

The Visualization of Biofilms in Chronic Diabetic Foot Wounds Using Routine Diagnostic Microscopy Methods :  Great news! It looks as though we may be able to identify biofilm using simple methods available at most every microbiology lab.

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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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