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  1. Key aspects of care after a lower-limb amputation

    Of all the lower extremity amputations carried out worldwide, 40%-70% are related to diabetes. In people with the condition, ulceration is provoked by diabetesinduced nerve damage, reduced mobility due to alterations in the functioning of joints in the foo ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - van Houtum William

  2. A new IDF worldwide definition of the metabolic syndrome: the rationale and the results

    without the syndrome. The authors explain the reasoning behind the new IDF definition of the metabolic ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - George Alberti Jonathan Shaw Paul Zimmet

  3. Understanding the development of diabetic foot complications

    Foot complications are the leading cause of hospitalization in people with diabetes. Losing a limb is one of the most dreaded complications of the condition – with reason: compared to those without the condition, people with diabetes have a 15-fold increas ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Urbancic-Rovan Vilma

  4. Cause for concern: the pathology of the non-ulcerative foot

    Those people with diabetes who are aware of the threat that is posed by diabetes foot complications are right to be terrified by the worst-case scenario: the loss by amputation of one of their feet or legs. People with diabetes are at risk of developing a ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Clarke Andrew

  5. Screening for the diabetic foot: how and why

    Given the dimensions of the current global diabetes pandemic, the number of people who are at risk of developing a diabetes-related foot complication is enormous – and growing. Everybody with the condition is at risk, irrespective of the type or severity o ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Peters Edgar

  6. A global guideline for type 2 diabetes: using a new 'levels of care' approach

    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is not in the business of delivering clinical care to people with diabetes; but it is committed to the view that everyone with diabetes should benefit from the best possible care that could be available to them. ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Philip Home Stephen Colagiuri

  7. Focus on the front line: the role of pharmacists in diabetes care

    The effective delivery of health care requires a partnership between people and their health-care providers. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of diabetes care, this team-based approach is appropriate. Indeed, a multidisciplinary team approach involv ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:24 - - Campbell Keith

  8. 'Double diabetes' in young people and how to treat it

    In most countries around the world, there has been an increase in the number of children and young people with diabetes. While in general it is relatively easy to distinguish whether a child or teenager has type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, in some cases ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:25 - - Francine Kaufman

  9. Pulmonary insulin: current status

    Attempts to develop the lungs as a route for the delivery of insulin began as early as the 1920s. But inhalers that could deliver insulin via the lungs in a clinically viable manner were not developed until the 1990s. The lungs offer a large surface area o ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:25 - - Skyler Jay

  10. Continuous glucose monitoring: overcoming the obstacles

    Systems that allow people with diabetes to continuously monitor glucose changes over a period of several days are now available and new models with advanced features will soon follow. These systems require the insertion of a needle or a catheter into the f ...

    admin - 05/20/2008 - 11:25 - - Lutz Heinemann

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