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Podiatry and Diabetic Foot Problems: The diabetic foot is beset by 3 interrelated problems (to name a few) – Ischemia, compromised immune function, and peripheral neuropathy – all of which increase risk of injury, infection, and loss of limb. New tools, techniques and treatments can help you improve outcomes for your diabetic patients dealing with these and other foot problems.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Linked to Premature Death

Study cites vascular, nonvascular causes…. The purpose of this study was to assess the odds of all-cause mortality in individuals with diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) compared with those with diabetes and no history of DFU. In addition, we sought to determine the strength of association of DFU with cardiovascular and …

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The Association of Ankle-Brachial Index and Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

The difference between low and high ankle-brachial index can be indicator for diabetic retinopathy… Patients with diabetes are at a greater risk for peripheral artery disease caused by atherosclerosis. Previous studies showed that many diabetic patients who received an amputation had peripheral artery disease. The ankle-brachial index is used as …

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Telemonitoring of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Might Lead to More Death

Study finds higher mortality incidence in telemedical monitoring group compared with standard outpatient-monitoring group… Telemonitoring of diabetic foot ulcers involves remotely monitoring patients who are not at the same location as the health care provider. Patients communicate with a specialized ulcer nurse or physician at an outpatient clinic through telephone …

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Avoiding Fraud and Waste with Diabetic Therapeutic Footwear

Criteria for a diabetic patient’s therapeutic footwear. Since 1993 Medicare has covered therapeutic shoes for diabetic patients. Within 5 years of the benefit’s availability, a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the United States found that 57% of paid claims had missing or inadequate documentation, while an …

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