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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.

Vivo Barefoot

  From Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief, Diabetes In Control: Most of us are used to standing on our feet for long hours each day, whether it’s behind a pharmacy counter, going from exam room to exam room, or lecturing in a classroom. At the end of the day nothing feels as …

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New Guidelines Recommend Off-Loading to Increase Likelihood of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Healing

According to consensus guidelines, relieving pressure on the foot through the use of off-loading improves healing outcomes and reduces complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers… “The Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Through Optimal Off-Loading – Building Consensus Guidelines and Practical Recommendations to Improve Outcomes,” was authored by a multidisciplinary …

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New Drug Delivery System to Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Deferoxamine delivered through the skin has the potential to prevent amputations… Stanford University School of Medicine researchers presented results at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress showing they have developed a drug delivered via a skin patch that can heal wounds and prevent those wounds from reoccurring. Geoffrey …

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African-Americans More Likely to Have Amputations

Black Americans on Medicare are three times more likely than other patients to lose a leg to amputation because of complications with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease…. Even low-risk black patients with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease faced a higher risk of amputation than most nonblack patients, according to a …

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