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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.

Exercise with Weight Loss Improves Mobility in Diabetes
Posted: Monday, April 09, 2012
People with diabetes are twice as likely to have mobility problems as other people their age, and losing weight and improving fitness may ward off some of the mobility problems that older overweight people with type 2 diabetes often face....

CDC: 1 in 3 Americans Could Have Diabetes by 2050
Posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010
As many as 1 in 3 American adults could have diabetes by the year 2050, according to a new analysis released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control. That would be sharp rise from one in 10 adults now currently living with the disease.

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.

US Immigrants Provided Less Diabetes Care
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A new study shows that foreign-born adults with diabetes who move to the US are less apt to get certain types of recommended care than native-born US citizens with diabetes.

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.

Alligator Blood May Help Diabetic Wounds Heal
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008
Despite their reputation for deadly attacks on humans and pets, alligators are wiggling their way toward a new role as potential lifesavers in medicine. Biochemists described how proteins in gator blood may provide a source of powerful new antibiotics to help fight infections associated with diabetic ulcers, severe burns, and "superbugs" that are resistant to conventional medication.

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.

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