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Diabetes & Amputation – A Must Read for Anyone Suffering from Diabetes

Statistics related to diabetes and amputations Over half of limb amputations (about 67 percent) in the United States are attributable to diabetes and related complications. The majority of limb amputations are performed on the lower extremities. From 1980 to 2003, lower extremity amputations increased from 33,000 to 84,000 in 1997, and dropped back down to… View Article
Have you got a sweet tooth? Uncomfortable food for thought….

Have you got a sweet tooth? Uncomfortable food for thought….

I was recently contacted by Emily Turner from OnlineNursingProgrammes.com who came across the LLIC Website while researching articles concerning the consumption of sugar and its Buy Cialis Online Pharmacy effects on our health. She is part of a team of designers who have created a graphic which highlights sugar consumption and how the addiction to… View Article
Appear on Channel 4 and Help to Raise Awareness of the Risks of Amputation from Diabetes

Appear on Channel 4 and Help to Raise Awareness of the Risks of Amputation from Diabetes

We’ve been contacted by Kate Drysdale who’s currently working on the second series of Channel 4’s “Embarrassing Fat Bodies”. Given the recent press reports on the rising numbers of Diabetes Type 2 cases plus the further reports on diabetic amputation rates she’s keen to film an item with a patient who has diabetes and has… View Article

An Opportunity to appear on Channel 4 and help to raise awareness of Diabetes

We’ve been contacted by Kate Drysdale who’s currently working on the second series of Channel 4’s “Embarrassing Fat Bodies”. Given the recent press reports on the rising numbers of Diabetes Type 2 cases plus the further reports on diabetic amputation rates she’s keen to film an item with a patient who has diabetes and has… View Article
World Diabetes Day – Diabetes, Amputation and Prevention

World Diabetes Day – Diabetes, Amputation and Prevention

A selection of articles on Diabetes, amputation and its possible prevention from the days news stories. **************************************************** A QUARTER of diabetes sufferers are at risk of having their ­feet amputated because they have not had vital check-ups in the past year. A poll to highlight World Diabetes Day today also found 22% of people with… View Article
The sugar rush to diabetes-increased risk of amputation

The sugar rush to diabetes-increased risk of amputation

Type 2 diabetes, a preventable disease caused mainly by obesity and poor diet, has become the 21st century’s first pandemic From cholera to TB, humanity has known many fearsome epidemics and pandemics. And while medicine and hygiene have been hugely effective in fighting disease, one of the best weapons has always been education. From practising… View Article
The cruel cost of ignoring diabetes: Jane lost an arm and two legs to the disease because, like so many, she didn't take it seriously

The cruel cost of ignoring diabetes: Jane lost an arm and two legs to the disease because, like so many, she didn't take it seriously

Six years ago, Jane Knight was just another of Britain’s army of multi-tasking women: a devoted wife and mother who frantically balanced looking after her family, including an autistic son, with her work as a complimentary therapist. But today, the 47 year-old is a triple amputee, having undergone operations to remove both her legs and… View Article
More on Diabetes and Feet…

More on Diabetes and Feet…

Here is more information on Diabetes and things you can do to look after your feet and help to prevent Diabetes related amputations from HEALTH SEARCH ONLINE: For generations perhaps the greatest fear of many diabetics has been the fear of needing to have their feet or lower legs amputated, and being relegated to a… View Article
Marvin Isley of The Isley Brothers dies

Marvin Isley of The Isley Brothers dies

Marvin Isley, whose muscular bass lines propelled the hits of his classic sibling band The Isley Brothers, died Monday in Chicago at age 56. The cause of death has not yet been announced, though Isley suffered from diabetes severe enough to have caused him to leave the band in 1997. Later, his condition led to the amputation of… View Article
Physical Exercise and Type-2 Diabetes

Physical Exercise and Type-2 Diabetes

Diabetic issues is among the fastest-growing illnesses within the United States. In this age of developing diabetic issues numerous information testimonies, reality tv and speak exhibits concentrate about the subject of dramatic pounds loss. It’s typical to determine an individual that has been diabetic and loses a tremendous quantity of pounds seemingly turn out to… View Article
Diabetes and the Feet – Part 1

Diabetes and the Feet – Part 1

Of all long-term complications of diabetes, the most preventable are foot problems. These foot problems mostly arise from how people with diabetes care for themselves and from how they are cared for by their physicians. People with diabetes have a high risk of developing ulcers (wounds) on their feet. If these wounds are not properly… View Article
Diabetes – it often goes undetected. Be aware.

Diabetes – it often goes undetected. Be aware.

THOUSANDS of people are at risk from blindness, amputation, strokes, heart disease and kidney failure because they have failed to report symptoms to a doctor. Diabetes UK believes there are 1,300 people in North Somerset and 3,700 people in Somerset suffer from the illness but have not had it detected. One person is diagnosed with… View Article

'I turned my family's life upside down'

By CRYSTAL CHAN IT’S A typical evening and the family of four sit at their table, having dinner. Three have cutlery in their hands. Only one, in a wheelchair, eats with cutlery stuck to her magnetic hand gloves. Such moments remind Madam Teo Siew Kim, 60, of what she has lost – both her hands… View Article
Diabetes Month U.S.A.: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy aids diabetics with chronic wounds

Diabetes Month U.S.A.: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy aids diabetics with chronic wounds

My husband has diabetes and has had a wound on his foot for six weeks. Despite getting treatment, the wound has not healed. Doctors are warning that his foot may have to be amputated. This seems rather drastic. Is there anything else we can do? Up to 15 percent of the estimated 17 million Americans… View Article
Diabetes Month U.S.A.: Diabetics, watch your feet!

Diabetes Month U.S.A.: Diabetics, watch your feet!

2009/11/09 KASMIAH MUSTAPHA Many sufferers are unaware that their disease may lead to serious complications of the feet. KASMIAH MUSTAPHA writes. DIABETES is a chronic disease which can also lead to kidney failure, cardiovascular disease, stroke and peripheral arterial disease. Another common problem that diabetics may not be aware of is foot ailments. The International… View Article
More on Diabetes – Stem cells can treat diabetic ulcers…

More on Diabetes – Stem cells can treat diabetic ulcers…

Kolkata, Nov 5 (PTI) With approximately 40.9 million people in India diagnosed with diabetes and one in every six estimated to have an ulcer during their lifetime, umbilical cord banking technology will harvest the right stem cells for them to prevent amputation, experts say. “Umblical cord banking technology has been found to produce proper stem… View Article
November is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month

As diabetes is currently one of the major causes of amputation, especially amongst older people, we’ll be publishing several articles through November to coincide with it being American Diabetes Month. Diabetes is one of those illnesses where prevention is definitely better than cure and where investment in your health now can pay dividends later. You… View Article

Gordon, 83, grabs life by the rudder

Published Date: 07 October 2009 Gordon Worley sailing one of the Sailability trimarans at Ferry Meadows. (ET061009AS034) Picture: ALAN STORER HE may have lost both legs and relies on an electric scooter to get around – but in a boat on the lapping waters of Ferry Meadows, Gordon Worley feels free again. The remarkable octogenarian… View Article
Diabetes increases risk of amputation

Diabetes increases risk of amputation

BY DR. DAVID ABDOO For The Salinas Californian About 82,000 per year — that’s how many legs and feet are amputated annually in the United States because of diabetes. Diabetes affects about 23.6 million people in the United States. People with diabetes have a 15 percent greater risk of lower extremity amputation than those without… View Article
Diabetes increases risk of amputation

Diabetes increases risk of amputation

BY DR. DAVID ABDOO For The Salinas Californian About 82,000 per year — that’s how many legs and feet are amputated annually in the United States because of diabetes. Diabetes affects about 23.6 million people in the United States. People with diabetes have a 15 percent greater risk of lower extremity amputation than those without… View Article
Many diabetic foot amputations are preventable

Many diabetic foot amputations are preventable

HEALTHBEAT: Frustrated foot specialists find too many diabetics on stairway to amputation By LAURAN NEERGAARD The Associated Press WASHINGTON It costs $1,400 to cover the oozing sore on the diabetic’s foot with a piece of artificial skin, helping it heal if patients keep pressure off that spot. So when Medicare paid for the treatment but… View Article
That Obama speech….

That Obama speech….

19 August Response To The President on Surgical Costs of Foot Surgery ACFAS Responds to President on Surgical Costs The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) has joined the American College of Surgeons by writing to President Obama about his recent comments on the appropriateness and cost of surgical procedures, particularly the cost… View Article
Seal of approval for wonderfully named "Wound-be-Gone"

Seal of approval for wonderfully named "Wound-be-Gone"

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL–(Marketwire – August 20, 2009) – Wake Pharma US, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Approval for its innovative product, Wound-Be-Gone®, based on a revolutionary oxygen free radical binding technology. In addition to the growing number of professional awards, Wound-Be-Gone® continues to… View Article
Duke testing stem cell therapy

Duke testing stem cell therapy

The name is not commonly known and is difficult to pronounce, but the disease afflicts an estimated 12 million Americans. It’s called critical limb ischemia. Treatments are lacking and often require amputation, but help may be on the way: A potential solution for people afflicted with diabetes and obesity who are facing amputation of a… View Article
Duke Testing New Stem Cell Therapy

Duke Testing New Stem Cell Therapy

The name is not commonly known and is difficult to pronounce, but the disease afflicts an estimated 12 million Americans. It’s called critical limb ischemia. Treatments are lacking and often require amputation, but help may be on the way: A potential solution for people afflicted with diabetes and obesity who are facing amputation of a… View Article
Barack Obama lays out plans for Universal Health Care. $30,000 for foot amputation?

Barack Obama lays out plans for Universal Health Care. $30,000 for foot amputation?

By John J. Monahan TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF President Barack Obama yesterday laid out his plans for universal health care in front of a town meeting-style audience at Portsmouth High School, fielding questions on the controversial plans and trying to set the record straight by dispelling what he called wild exaggerations from critics. Mr. Obama… View Article
When You Ignore Diabetes: Feet And Legs

When You Ignore Diabetes: Feet And Legs

In an earlier article I wrote that diabetes is a disease that creeps up on you and before you know it, a person can be diagnosed with diabetes at quite a late stage. I had suggested that those in the high-risk group of getting diabetes should be prudent and look through their family history to… View Article
Mayday surgeon wins recognition for saving diabetic patients’ legs

Mayday surgeon wins recognition for saving diabetic patients’ legs

Monday, August 10, 2009, 18:00 by Aline Nassif To her patients, surgeon Stella Vig is something of a phenomenon at Mayday Hospital. Her gift is saving thousands of diabetic patients the agony of losing a leg. The 42-year-old vascular surgeon and diabetes expert has received two prestigious awards in the last few weeks for her… View Article
Are Diabetes And Insulin Resistance Really Reversible?

Are Diabetes And Insulin Resistance Really Reversible?

Mark Hyman, MD Diabetes is not reversible and controlling your blood sugar with drugs or insulin will protect you from organ damage and death. That is what the medical profession would have you believe, but medication and insulin can actually increase your risk getting a heart attack or dying. The diabetes epidemic is accelerating along… View Article
Foot Neuropathy in a Diabetic Can Lead to Amputation

Foot Neuropathy in a Diabetic Can Lead to Amputation

The Pain of Foot Neuropathy Neuropathy deals with anything to do with the nerves or the nervous system. What is peripheral neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is an umbrella term for any disorder affecting the peripheral nerves. The spinal cord is the main nerve but nerves branch out like antennas from the spinal cord to different parts… View Article
Iron-binding drug could help diabetics heal stubborn wounds

Iron-binding drug could help diabetics heal stubborn wounds

Iron-binding drug could help diabetics heal stubborn wounds, says Stanford/Einstein study Posted On: July 27, 2009 – 9:40pm STANFORD, Calif. — A drug used to remove iron from the body could help doctors fight one of diabetes’ cruelest complications: poor wound healing, which can lead to amputation of patients’ toes, feet and even legs. The… View Article
News for Diabetics

News for Diabetics

Washington, July 17 (PTI) Scientists have claimed that oxygen treatment can help diabetics heal foot wounds and avoid lower limb amputation. Every 30 seconds a person somewhere in the world loses a lower limb to amputation due to diabetic foot disease. Now, an international team has found in their study that oxygen can heal the… View Article
$20 artificial knee for patients in the developing world

$20 artificial knee for patients in the developing world

Stanford Report, April 15, 2009 $20 artificial knee for patients in the developing world BY EMMANUEL ROMERO Photo: Melanie Worley Kamal used a prosthetic knee joint, developed by Stanford’s JaipurKnee Project team, during prototype testing last August. The knee joint was on display April 8 at the university’s annual Cool Product Expo. Last year Joel… View Article