Diabetic Neuropathy - Of the in 30% of world Population with diabetes, 75% will develop foot problems related to the disease. Diabetic foot conditions develop from a combination of causes including poor circulation and neuropathy. Diabetic Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or a loss of ability to feel pain, heat, and cold. Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or pressure sores that they may not be aware of due to the insensitivity. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications may result and lead to ulceration and possibly even amputation. Neuropathy can also cause deformities such as Bunions, Hammer Toes, and Charcot Feet.
It is very important for diabetics to take the necessary precautions to prevent all foot related injuries. Due to the consequences of neuropathy, daily observation of the feet is critical. When a diabetic patient takes the necessary preventative footcare measures, he or she reduces the risks of serious foot conditions.
What is New in Diabetes Foot Care?
1. Specific Gene Deletion can Help Treat Diabetic Wounds FasterBy reversing the role of a Thrombospondin-2 (TSP2) gene, diabetic wounds can be induced to heal faster, finds a new study. TSP2 protein is responsible maintaining defective wounds for a long time and thereby deleting this gene can help heal these devastating wounds faster.Read More..
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Latest Publications and Research on Diabetes - Foot CareSingle nucleotide polymorphisms in cytokine/chemokine genes are associated with severe infection, ulcer grade and amputation in diabetic foot ulcer. - Published by PubMed
Human placental membrane as a wound cover for chronic diabetic foot ulcers: a prospective, postmarket, CLOSURE study. - Published by PubMed
Increased risk of hospital-acquired foot ulcers in people with diabetes: large prospective study and implications for practice. - Published by PubMed
The PodPAD project: a podiatry-led integrated pathway for people with peripheral arterial disease in the UK - a pilot study. - Published by PubMed
Prevention of diabetic foot complications. - Published by PubMed