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Editor’s Note, DCMS #249

Jul 12, 2015

Charcot neuroarthropathy is a serious and poorly understood condition associated with rapid destruction of bones and joints, and resulting in bone fragmentation. It is almost as if the foot implodes for no reason. Patients who deteriorate to that severe state are often those who have no idea what is happening inside their foot. This week our Clinical Text looks at how we get to Charcot’s foot, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.

Many patients with diabetes do not ever have a problem as severe as Charcot’s foot but they do often have open sores and wounds that never heal, and which can lead to amputations. This week we have Part 1 of an Exclusive Interview with Dr. Janice Smiell, CMO at Alliqua BioMedical, in which she discusses the use of placental biomaterials for wound healing.

Too much knowledge is the cause of this week’s Diabetes Disaster Averted, and our Homerun Slides look at how to maximize A1c improvement with the SGLT-1 inhibitor class.