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Diabetes complications and comorbidities: Diabetic foot

LeucoPatch improves healing of difficult diabetic foot ulcers

Foot examination

Weekly application of an autologous immune cell, fibrin, and platelet patch significantly increases the rate of healing of hard-to-heal foot ulcers compared with standard care in people with diabetes, randomized trial data show.

Are we using the right tests to diagnose diabetic neuropathy?

Diabetic foot test (symbolic image with models)

Uazman Alam and colleagues interrogate current evidence and real-world clinical scenarios to address whether enough is being done with the tools available to screen and diagnose diabetic neuropathy.

Intake of cocoa products and risk of type-2 diabetes: The multiethnic cohort

Chocolate

Maskarinec G et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0188-9

The inpatient diabetes audit: A tool for change

Hospital corridor

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.

Diabetes in special situations: Insulin in diabetic foot ulcers

Foot care (symbolic image with models)

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.

medwireNews

04-09-2020 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

Negative pressure wound therapy not superior to standard care for chronic diabetic foot ulcers

Negative pressure wound therapy does not improve the closure of chronic diabetic foot wounds compared with current standard treatment in German real-life clinical practice, multicenter trial findings suggest.

02-28-2020 | Neuropathy | News

Increased risk for lower extremity amputation with type 1 vs type 2 diabetes

People with diabetes have a higher incidence of lower extremity amputation than those without, and individuals with type 1 diabetes have a particularly high risk, research suggests.

10-22-2019 | Diabetic foot ulcers | News

Topical, at-home oxygen therapy aids diabetic foot ulcer healing

Home use of cyclical pressurized topical wound oxygen therapy in addition to standard care increases the likelihood of diabetic foot ulcers completely healing more than fourfold, a sham-controlled trial indicates.

Themed collections

11-26-2017 | Diabetic foot | Themed collection | Collection

Management of diabetic foot complications

This content collection provides an overview of the epidemiology and diagnosis of diabetic foot complications, and outlines management approaches for this potentially limb- and life-threatening complication in patients with diabetes.

Journal articles and book chapters

11-14-2018 | Charcot foot | Article

Varied presentations and outcomes of Charcot neuroarthropathy in patients with diabetes mellitus

Rastogi A, Prakash M, Bhansali A. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13410-018-0700-8

08-15-2018 | Diabetic foot | Review | Article

Updates on diabetic foot and Charcot osteopathic arthropathy

Schmidt BM, Holmes CM. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 74. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1047-8

07-23-2018 | SGLT2 inhibitors | Review | Article

SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes management: Key evidence and implications for clinical practice

Wilding J et al. Diabetes Ther 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0471-8

06-26-2018 | Diabetic foot | Article

Community based study to assess the prevalence of diabetic foot syndrome and associated risk factors among people with diabetes mellitus

Vibha SP et al. BMC Endocr Disord 2018; 18: 43. doi: 10.1186/s12902-018-0270-2

Guidelines

A convenient single access point, providing diabetes professionals with links to a comprehensive set of clinical practice guidelines from a wide range of relevant organizations.

Slides

Downloadable PowerPoint slide sets containing a variety of high-quality images and illustrations from Springer Nature’s library of published figures.

Practice tips

Practical information, guidance, and helpful resources for diabetes healthcare providers. Comprised of practical approaches, case studies, and more.

Themed collections

Compendia of selected, recently published, free full-text journal and book content from Springer Nature and other publishers on a particular topic within diabetes management, as recommended by our Editorial Board.

Independent Medical Education

Educational programs building upon the most current research and professional practice recommendations, with the aim of enabling more efficient diagnosis, optimizing treatment, and improving patient outcomes.

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