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Honey as a Treatment for Diabetic Ulcers
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007
Experts believe that treating wounds with honey has tremendous potential for the approximately 200 million people in the world with diabetes, 15 percent of whom will develop an ulcer, usually because of impaired sensation in their feet.

Type 2 Diabetes Complications Exact Heavy Tolls
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Nearly a third of the estimated 18 million Americans with type 2 diabetes have chronic kidney disease, and about 20% have diabetic eye disease and foot problems, a surveillance report shows.

Diabetes's Spread Will Exceed All Predictions, Study Finds
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
The World Health Organization's estimate of 39 percent growth in diabetes cases between 2000 and 2030 may be an underestimate, according to a study of cases in Canada. At least 171 million people have diabetes worldwide, and the number will climb to 366 million by 2030, WHO estimates.

Hot Foot-Cold Foot Determines Risk for Amputation
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007
If one foot's hot and the other's not, you might be developing a foot ulcer.

Nearly 3 in 4 People With Diabetes At High Risk For Amputation Have Diseased Toenails.
Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2007
These are the findings of a recent study presented at the Council of Nail Disorders.

More Treatment Options for Diabetes Means Few Excuses for High Blood Sugar
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
A generation ago, there was just one kind of pill that could help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels down. But today, so many new options are available that it's almost dizzying. Advertisements for the new medicines seem to be everywhere, and more new medicines are on the way.

New Diabetes Guidelines Target Foot Complications, Amputations
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
New guidelines for health care professionals could lead to significantly fewer foot complications and amputations by changing the way doctors treat the feet of diabetes patients.

`Mr. Diabetes®' Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk
Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Walking down Commonwealth Avenue, on approximately the 7,500th mile of his perimeter walk around the United States, Andy ``Mr. Diabetes®" Mandell spotted his latest target.

``Hi, may I talk to you for a minute?" Mandell asked the young man walking toward him. ``Do you know anyone with diabetes?"

Diabetes Self-Care Tasks Demand 3 Hours a Day
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Two investigators found that more than three hours a day would be required for an average type 2 diabetes patient to follow to the letter all home-care tasks recommended by the American Diabetes Association.

Startling New Data for Infection-Induced Amputation and Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
Persons with diabetes who develop an infection are at a 55-fold greater risk for hospitalization, and an alarming 154-fold greater risk for amputation.

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