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New Wearable Sensor to Help Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers


By: Tags: diabetic foot ulcer Foot and ankle clinic Los Angeles Foot Clinic California
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A new sensor developed by researchers in the UK may help diagnose foot ulcers in their very earliest stages, enabling physicians to provide more proactive and even preventive care that may significantly reduce the risk of foot and lower limb amputations. The new sensor promises greater sensitivity than digital foot sensors currently available, which means care can treatment could begin earlier and achieve better results. Diabetic foot ulcers are a primary complication for many men and women who suffer from diabetes, with the hard-to-heal sores becoming more prevalent as the disease progresses. In fact, of the 29 million Americans who have diabetes, about 25…


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Wearable Sensor Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Beam Me Up, Scotty: Handheld Scanner Can Detect Wound Infections


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Anyone who’s a devotee of Star Trek probably is also familiar with the concept of the medical tricorder – a special handheld scanning device that, when passed over a person’s body, can accurately diagnose an array of ailments, without the need for blood work or extensive and protracted lab testing. As it turns out, thanks to a new product from Smith & Nephew, we may be one step closer to realizing that technology. The U.K.-based medical device company recently launched a handheld digital scanner that’s designed to assess wounds and instantly determine if an infection is present, right in the…


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Moleculight Scanner

Eating Carbs Last Reduces Glucose Spikes After Meals, Study Says


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Hyperglycemia after meals is a serious problem for many people with diabetes, significantly increasing vascular risks that can lead to organ and nerve damage, as well as circulatory problems and skin ulcers. Most people with diabetes understand that what they eat has a major impact on their health. But now a new study shows how they eat is also very important. Conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, Columbia University and Boston Children’s Hospital, the study found eating carbohydrate-heavy foods last during meals actually lowers the risk of post-meal (or postprandial) hyperglycemia. Called the “carbohydrate-last” meal pattern, the technique also emphasizes eating protein-rich foods first…


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Avoid Glucose Spikes After Eating Carbs

Continuous Glucose Monitoring with New “Patch Sensor” System


By: Tags: Foot and ankle clinic Los Angeles FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System
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Glucose monitoring just got easier – and less painful – thanks to the recent FDA approval of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a self-applied system that relies on a patch worn on the upper arm to monitor glucose levels, rather than multiple painful fingersticks. About the size and thickness of two stacked quarters, the FreeStyle Libre Flash patch is worn on the upper arm and provides continuous readings for up to two weeks before it needs to be replaced. Currently, the system is approved for people over the age of 18. How It Works The patch contains a special sensor…


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New patch sensor glucose monitor

Meet CSIRO’s Dr. Grader, the AI That May Improve Global Vision


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Diabetic retinopathy is a common, and very serious, vision condition associated with diabetes. It can affect sufferers of both Type I and Type II diabetes, and if left untreated, can lead to permanent blindness. A new artificial intelligence, developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia, is affectionately dubbed Dr Grader. The Dangers of Diabetic Retinopathy As the name suggests, diabetic retinopathy affects the retina, or the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that is responsible for transmitting neural signals to the brain, where they are in turn transformed into images. For obvious reasons,…


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