Category: Diabetes

Statistics about diabetes, complications of diabetes, prevention

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-…

Study Finds Skin Temperature Monitoring Reduces the Risk of Diabetic Foot Ulceration

An 18-month randomized controlled trial of 225 subjects with diabetes and at high risk for ulceration found predictive value in temperature gradients in the soles of the feet, and significant benefits for patients performing daily measurements with an infrared dermal thermometer. Results of the 2007 study were reported in The American Journal of Medicine. Download…

Clinical Study Finds 16 Percent of Diabetic Ulcers will Lead to Amputation

A study published in 2007 by prominent clinicians in the journal, Diabetes Care, indicated that of patients presenting with diabetic foot ulcers 71.5 % healed, 12.3 % experienced delay in healing, and 16 % experienced a lower-limb amputation. Of the patients in the study population, 60.5 % developed a second ulcer in the follow-up period.…