Diabetes

Mechanism of impaired wound healing in diabetes identified

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a mechanism that can explain the impaired wound healing in diabetes which can lead to diabetic foot ulcers. The study is published in the scientific journal Proceedings ...

Diabetes

Thermal imaging improves diabetes-related foot ulcer assessment

Thermal imaging can better predict a diabetes related foot ulcer's size and the healing trajectory than conventional methods, Melbourne-led research has found. It could also possibly save money through better targeted treatment.

Diabetes

Hemoglobin A1c levels not tied to wound outcomes

(HealthDay)—There does not appear to be a clinically meaningful association between baseline or prospective hemoglobin A1c (A1C) and wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), according to a study published ...

Diabetes

Preventing a million diabetic foot amputations

Every 20 seconds someone, somewhere on the planet, loses a foot due to diabetes. Foot ulcers are the starting point of more than 80% of these amputations, and they could be prevented.

Cardiology

Drug 'melts away' fat inside arteries

A new drug being trialled for treating breast cancer and diabetes has been shown to 'melt away' the fat inside arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.

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