Category: Diabetes

Statistics about diabetes, complications of diabetes, prevention

MR3 Health Featured on Startups San Antonio

MR3 Health has been featured in an article on Startups San Antonio, a website devoted to the ever- growing number of STEM startups (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in the Alamo City. Remote patient monitoring is increasingly recognized as the smart way to manage chronic patients without the constant stream of office visits. As MR3…

MR3 Health Guarantees Lower Costs and Better Outcomes

Technology is everywhere and showing no signs of slowing down, transforming our daily lives in business, family, culture and healthcare.  The benefits of technology in helping us achieve better outcomes and living longer, healthier lives is unquestionable.  But until cures are discovered, the economic burden of sky-rocketing healthcare costs continues to grow. . Telehealth – the…

Researchers Advocate Priority Shift in Care and Research to Prevent DFUs

In a 2016 article in Diabetes Researchers/Metabolism Research and Reviews,researchers Sicco Bus and Jaap van Netten at the University of Amsterdam assert that a shift in priority in diabetic foot care and research is needed. The majority of resources, including time and effort, are spent on ulcer healing even though 75 percent of ulcers are…

MR3 Health Featured in The Rivard Report

MR3 Health was featured in the Rivard Report today in a story by technology and life sciences reporter Iris Gonzalez. The story focuses on MR3’s dedication to stemming the rising healthcare costs by providing effective remote home monitoring services and the company’s plans to expand its capacity for patient care and additional services. Diabetes and…

TPMA Annual Diabetic Foot Update Will be December 2-4, 2016 in San Antonio

The Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA) will host its annual Diabetic Foot Update (DFU) December 2nd through the 4th at San Antonio’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. The event is expected to draw clinicians from around the globe. Included among the distinguished faculty for the conference are Dr. Jayesh Shah, Chairman of the Bexar County Medical Society,…

Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Wilson Loses Toe to Amputation

The Fort Worth Star Telegram recently reported that Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Wilson was doing fine after losing the second toe on his right foot to infection stemming from diabetic complications. Wilson has been a type 1 diabetic for 30 years. The article goes on to note that approximately 73,000 non-traumatic lower- limb amputations were…

Costs of Diabetes in Bexar County “Staggering”

A recent article in the San Antonio Express News by Dr. Thomas Schlenker, former director of the city’s Metropolitan Health District, documents that at least 14.2 percent of adults in Bexar County suffer from diabetes. That percentage translates to over 150,000 people, with another 400,000 or more being “prediabetic”, or at serious risk of developing…

New Data from San Antonio Metro Health shows Diabetes affects 1 in 7

A new report released Wednesday by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District indicates that diabetes now affects 1 out of every 7 residents in Bexar County. The proportion of adults with the disease has increased from 11.4 percent in 2012 to 14.2 percent in 2014, which is higher than the 10.6 percent average for the…

WHO Reports Diabetes Quadrupled since 1980

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that cases of diabetes have nearly quadrupled since 1980 to around 422 million adults, with most of these living in developing countries. This represents approximately 8.5 percent of the population, which is nearly double the 4.7 percent reported in 1980. Diabetes increased around the world but affects lower-…