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05-04-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

Modified offloading approach for foot ulcers improves comfort, could increase adherence

Researchers report that use of an ankle-high removable cast walker, paired with an external lift on the other shoe, improves patients’ comfort and could therefore lead to better adherence, resulting in improved healing of diabetic foot ulcers.

04-16-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

NO-emitting dressing boosts foot ulcer healing

A wound dressing that generates nitric oxide improves the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, relative to standard care, show the findings of a randomized trial.

02-12-2018 | Diabetic foot | News

Predictors of diabetic foot amputation identified

Arterial disease and neuropathy, along with poor vision and reduced kidney function, are associated with a significantly increased risk for lower limb amputation in men with diabetes, US researchers report.

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Opinion

01-29-2018 | Diabetic foot ulcers | Editorial | Article

Diabetes in special situations: Insulin in diabetic foot ulcers

Formal guidance addressing the optimal use of insulin therapy in diabetic foot ulcer patients is lacking. Editorial Board member Sanjay Kalra and Banshi Saboo present their pragmatic approach to treatment.

10-24-2016 | Hypoglycemia | Editorial | Article

Attention to hypoglycemia can improve glucose control and reduce risk

Jay Shubrook explores why it is so important to include hypoglycemia assessment and management as part of your diabetes management plan.

In depth

03-27-2018 | Inpatient diabetes | Feature | Article

The inpatient diabetes audit: A tool for change

With the 2017 NaDIA results showing some positive trends in inpatient diabetes care, medwireNews talks to national clinical lead Gerry Rayman about the tools and tactics to deliver the best patient outcomes.

Journal articles and book chapters

09-01-2017 | Neuropathy | Review | Article

Diabetic neuropathy and gait: A review

Alam U et al. Diabetes Ther 2017; 6: 1253–1264. doi: 10.1007/s13300-017-0295-y

06-01-2017 | Diabetic foot | Review | Article

Promoting limb salvage through multi-disciplinary care of the diabetic patient

Salvo NL, Walsh MD, Brewster LP. Curr Treat Options Cardio Med 2017; 19: 55. doi: 10.1007/s11936-017-0547-1

01-18-2017 | Diabetic foot infection | Review | Article

Diabetic foot infections: An update in diagnosis and management

Grigoropoulou P et al. Curr Diab Rep 2017; 17: 3. doi: 10.1007/s11892-017-0831-1

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