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Study: Engineered Bacteria May Aid in Diabetes Detection

POSTED ON June 15, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

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E. Coli may be used to detect high glucose levels in urine.

Many people are at risk of diabetic foot ulcers without even realizing it. That’s because a shocking number of Americans are afflicted with this metabolic condition but are undiagnosed. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, and more than 8 million of them have yet to be diagnosed by a doctor. That’s why many health care researchers have been hard at work seeking easier ways to detect diabetes, thereby preventing complications such as diabetic foot ulcers. Now, scientists from one of the nation’s top medical research schools have found what might be the simplest method for diabetes testing to date: urine testing.

Can Quality of Sleep Affect Your Risk for Diabetes?

POSTED ON May 26, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

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New research suggests CPAP treatment can reduce risk of diabetes in some.

Diabetes is a growing health epidemic in the U.S., with more than 29 million Americans being affected by the disease, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New research now suggests sleep apnea treatment may help people with slightly elevated blood sugar levels.

Study Finds Pre-Diabetes Drug is Underused

POSTED ON May 22, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care


Pre-diabetes is a growing problem among Americans.

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at University of California, Los Angeles, only 3.7 percent of American adults with pre-diabetes are prescribed metformin, a low cost drug that can help prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. While pre-diabetes is reversible, the disease itself is not, and can cause diabetic wounds and poor long-term outcomes for patients. The findings, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, note that with changes in lifestyle, metformin could prevent many pre-diabetics from developing the disease.

Students Create App to Help Patients Monitor Type 2 Diabetes

POSTED ON May 20, 2015  - POSTED IN diabetic wound care

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A new smartphone app could help diabetic patients manage their symptoms better.

Diabetes is a growing health epidemic in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million Americans suffer from this disease. If type 2 diabetes isn’t managed properly, it can lead to serious complications like amputation, vision loss and premature death. A group of students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a computer science major at Rutgers developed a smartphone app to help diabetic patients monitor their symptoms better.

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