Category Archives: Foot Care

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 … Continue reading Foot Fungus: Easy to Catch, Hard to Cure

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 | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSClick 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 … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Stem Cells Treatment Aid in Diabetes Foot Ulcers

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 … Continue reading Warning Letters Issued to Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

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. … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: How to Reduce Pressure on Your Feet

Lower Blood Pressure Healthy for the Lower Extremities… and the Heart!

If you have peripheral arterial disease (PAD)—narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply blood to the legs and feet—and want to lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke, you should aim to keep your blood pressure low, advises a new study. Researchers studied 950 subjects with type 2 diabetes, 480 of whom … Continue reading Lower Blood Pressure Healthy for the Lower Extremities… and the Heart!

Nonhealing Ulcers Respond Best to Maggot Therapy

When 18 veterans with diabetes who had a total of 20 nonhealing foot ulcers were treated either with conventional therapy or with maggot therapy, the maggots came out ahead. In the study, which was conducted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach, California, six wounds were treated with conventional means, six with maggot … Continue reading Nonhealing Ulcers Respond Best to Maggot Therapy