Foot Fungus: Easy to Catch, Hard to Cure

Podiatrists are increasingly concerned with the spread of fungal nail infection. “In New York alone, an estimated 620,000 people – one in every 25 – already have fungal nail infections and are at risk of spreading them to others,” says Hiram Chirel, DPM, executive director of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association. Considered a public health threat, fungal nail infection, or onychomycosis, can begin

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Stem Cells Treatment Aid in Diabetes Foot Ulcers

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Jan-24_-2016_-4_25_35-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Researchers recently examined the relationship between stem cells and the healing of diabetic foot ulcers. Physicians at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, collected blood samples and wound margins from 100 patients over the course of eight weeks. With this information, they examined stem/progenitor

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Warning Letters Issued to Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

Recently, FDA launched an initiative to counter these illegally sold products aimed at consumers who have diabetes. In addition to evaluating numerous consumer complaints, FDA surveyed the marketplace for illegally sold products promising to treat diabetes and its complications. In July 2013, FDA issued letters warning 15 companies about selling products for diabetes in violation of federal law. These products are sold as dietary supplements;

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Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: How to Reduce Pressure on Your Feet

Good news for people with diabetes who worry about protecting themselves against the plantar pressure and risks of ulcerous foot injuries that come with diabetic neuropathy: A recent British study shows that ready-made insoles you can buy at the store perform almost as well as more expensive custom-made insoles at achieving those foot protection goals. Researchers randomly assigned prefabricated and custom-made insoles to 119 patients

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