Medicaid Cuts in Arizona May Mean More Amputations: SALSA Interview

An interview yesterday by KGUN TV/ABC’s Ileana Diaz with SALSA’s David G. Armstrong discussed the potential impact of Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS) cuts on Arizonans with diabetes– those at highest risk for amputation. More overall information can be had here. Specific information about two landmark prevention studies can also be found on the blog (study number […]

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"Therm Deal" for the Diabetic Feet: WarmFeet Relaxation Method

Excellent work from our colleagues at University of Minnesota’s Epidemiology Clinical Research Center! “Dr. Rice’s technique was tested in multi-site clinical trials at the University of Wisconsin. The medical outcomes were highly significant and positive for increased wound healing and pain relief. Of patients who practiced the technique, 87.5 percent completely healed their chronic ulcers, […]

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Conceptualizing Amputation Prevention

While advancing technologies create different tools to use to prevent amputations in those with diabetes, the concepts of prevention are nearly constant.  We know that 6 major steps are necessary to achieve limb salvage in the shortest possible time.  These steps are: 1.  Infection recognition and management 2.  Vascular disease recognition and management 3.  Offloading […]

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