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NeuroMetrix and Nipro Team Up to Market Neuropathy Test
Jul 16, 2011 | 
Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., and NeuroMetrix, Inc., have announced that they will seek opportunities to sell their soon-to-be-introduced NC-stat® DPNCheckTM neuropathy test in retail medical clinics nationwide. The test, conducted onsite, evaluates neuropathies, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).
Good News: Diabetes-Related Amputation Rate Falls
May 4, 2011 | 
The rate of foot and leg amputations among people with diabetes fell by as much as 36 percent in one four-year period, according to a study of patients at Veterans Affairs clinics. Taking patients' age and sex into account, amputations-major and minor-dropped from about seven per 1,000 patients in 2000 to between four and five per 1,000 by 2004. The latter figure is a reduction of around 36 percent, with the biggest decrease coming in above-the-knee amputations.
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Motorized Knee Could Vastly Improve Prosthetic Legs
Mar 23, 2011 | 
A motorized artificial knee that "learns" its user's walking style and then adjusts its performance accordingly has just been introduced into the United States. Besides building a database about a user's walking style, the knee can make adjustments on the fly, taking into account changes in speed, terrain, and stride.  
Living With Type 1 Diabetes Since 1931
Mar 10, 2011 | 
Edward Danielson developed type 1 diabetes 79 years ago, in 1931, only a decade after the discovery of insulin. Edward's wife of 67 years, Dorothy, recalls, "In the spring of 1930, when Edward was ten, his teacher told his mother that he ought to be checked by a doctor because something seemed to be wrong. His mother got on the streetcar with Edward and they went down to see the doctor, who said, ‘There's nothing wrong with him. He's just slow.' So they went home. In the fall of the same year, his new teacher said, ‘Something's wrong with Edward--he ought to be checked out by a doctor.' So they went back, and that doctor diagnosed him with diabetes. They kept him in the hospital for a month because the doctors then didn't know that much about diabetes 1."
To Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers, A New Drug Harnesses Stem Cells Inside Us All
Nov 11, 2009 | 
Princeton, NJ - November 10, 2009 -- Diabetic foot ulcers are the primary cause of hospital admissions for diabetics. Foot ulcers that heal improperly are at risk for infection, which can lead to amputation.  According to the American Diabetes Association, one in four patients with diabetic foot ulcers will eventually require lower-limb amputation.  Now science has found a way of mobilizing stem cells within the body to treat this health issue, which affects more than three million Americans annually.
Foot Amputation Risk in Type 2s Reduced 36 Percent By Blood Fat-Lowering Drug
Jun 12, 2009 | 
Patients with type 2 diabetes reduced their risk of having a foot amputated by 36 percent when they took fenofibrate, a drug designed to lower blood fat levels.
The Insight Foot Care Scale Jumps In Feet First
Apr 8, 2009 | 
The Insight Foot Care Scale is a unique bathroom weight scale designed to help people with diabetes check their feet every day.  As most people with diabetes know, daily foot observation is an important step in managing diabetes. Neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes, can cause complete loss of sensation in the extremities, which makes it possible for minor cuts and sores to go unnoticed until they are problematic.
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