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Foot Ulceration for Diabetes Patients Doubles Mortality Risk
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012
Diabetic foot ulceration was associated with a nearly 2-fold increased risk for all-cause mortality above that of diabetes alone, according to a meta-analysis of 8 studies.

Cell Therapy Improves Foot Ulcer Healing by 31-40%
Posted: Sunday, August 29, 2010
Engineered skin significantly improved healing of diabetic foot ulcers compared with other advanced biologic therapies, according to an analysis of a larger wound care database.

Diabetic Foot Ulcers Tied to Earlier Death
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Among people with diabetes, those who develop foot ulcers seem to die earlier than those without the complication, a new study finds.

High-Dose Atorvastatin Is a "Clinically Meaningful Intervention" for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
High-dose atorvastatin may reduce the incidence and recurrence of foot ulcers in diabetic patients, according to a new report.

Depression Doubles Risk for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Major depression doubles the risk of incident diabetic foot ulcers, according to the results of a large, prospective, population-based cohort study.

Elderly Diabetics at Risk for Gangrene
Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2009
Gangrene, the nasty condition known to cause black and green limbs due to infection and a leading cause of amputations, and most recognized as a product of war wounds or conditions, is now being mentioned as a risk for elderly diabetics. With both the number of elderly, and the incidence of diabetes, rising in the United States, this is potentially troubling news that needs to be addressed.

Diabetic Ulcer Gel Gets Black Box Warning
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008
A black box warning has been added to the safety labeling for becaplermin gel (Regranex, Johnson & Johnson) to warn of the increased risk for cancer mortality in patients who use 3 or more tubes of the product, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday.

Insulin Restriction in Women With Type 1 Diabetes May Increase Mortality
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Insulin restriction in women with type 1 diabetes was associated with increased morbidity and mortality, according to the results of a new study.

Measuring Dermal Temperature Helps Diabetics Keep Their Feet
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Diabetics can now use the wand-like, gooseneck TempTouch before they begin their day's activities. A spike in temperature warns that an infection is brewing so they can stay off their feet until the threat of an ulcer subsides.

63% Of Diabetics Risk Serious Foot Problems By Wearing Wrong Sized Shoes
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
Only one in three adults with diabetes wears shoes that fit properly, exposing themselves to serious foot problems that could lead to amputation, a new British study shows. The researchers measured the feet and shoes of 100 adults with diabetes at a diabetes clinic.

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