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Blog posts tagged with 'diabetes'

Improving functional outcomes of great toe amputations
Improving functional outcomes of great toe amputations

Wounds of the lower extremity have a host of different contributing causes, but in diabetic patients, the vast majority ofDiabetes - great toe amputation wounds occur as a result of loss of protective sensation.  Protective sensation is the ability to feel pain.  Diabetic peripheral neuropathy results in loss of sensation, inabil...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - The Grade Study
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - The Grade Study

Diabetes - The Grade StudyDiabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a well known complication of diabetes affecting 50% of all diabetic patients.  The symptoms of DPN are sensory but can also affect the motor skills of diabetic patients.  We’ve always referred DPN as a peripheral neuropathy affecting the feet and hands.  But a...

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum
Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorm

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD) is a granulomatous skin disease found in diabetic patients.  The prevalence ofnecrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum NLD is quite rare being found in less than 0.3% of all diabetics.(1)  Fifty percent of all diabetic patients with NLD are insulin dependent.

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Saying NO to Diabetes
Saying NO to Diabetes

Walking, sunshine and diabetic peripheral neuropathy.walking for diabetes

Walking – how could something so simple be so effective?  Robert Roy Britt in his Medium article entitled The Case for Walking – small steps yield big benefits, focuses on studies that prove that point. Britt describes the work of Brigham and W...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy  - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 3)
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy - patient examination guidelines for practitioners (part 3)

Part 3 - Treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common complication of both type 1 (T2DM) and type 2 (T2DM) diabetes.  Diabetes causes a number of different neuropathic complications to include sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic...