Study: Nutritional Interventions May Improve Outcomes of Patients Operated on for Diabetic Foot Infections

Nutritional Interventions May Improve Outcomes of Patients Operated on for Diabetic Foot Infections: A Single-Center Case-Control Study Nutritional Interventions May Improve Outcomes of Patients Operated on for Diabetic Foot Infections: A Single-Center Case-Control Study Great work from our long-time friend and colleague Prof. Ilker Uckay of Zurich's Balgrist hospital. JDR_9546144 1..6 Nutritional Interventions May Improve... Continue Reading →

Association between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic foot ulcer wound in diabetic subjects: A meta‐analysis @alpslimb #Nutrition #ActAgainstAmputation

Association between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic foot ulcer wound in diabetic subjects: A meta-analysis Abstract A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic foot ulcer wounds in diabetic subjects. A systematic literature search up to March 2022 incorporated 7586 subjects with diabetes mellitus at the beginning of the... Continue Reading →

@ALPSlimb Nutrition InterventioN For Patients with Diabetes at High Risk for Lower Extremity Ulcers – An interview with Prof. DG Armstrong of @USC

David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, discusses his recently published study "Nutrition Interventions in Adults with Diabetic Foot Ulcers" in which he shares the importance of having flexibility with nutritional intervention when treating diabetic foot ulcers (click through for video). More information here about DFUs:... Continue Reading →

Nutritional Status Assessed with Objective Data Assessment Correlates with a High-Risk Foot in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes #Nutrition

Strong data from Otsu City and Kyoto Japan continues to support a march toward objective measures for malnutrition and nutritional status. Malnutrition and diabetes are likely to co-occur. There are few reports on the association between nutritional status and foot risk in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). Therefore, we aimed to investigate this relationship... Continue Reading →

Gut Microbiota and Complications of Type-2 Diabetes

Gut Microbiota and Complications of Type-2 Diabetes The gut microbiota has been linked to the emergence of obesity, metabolic syndrome and the onset of type 2 diabetes through decreased glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious health consequences such as impaired kidney function, blindness, stroke, myocardial infarction and lower limb amputation.... Continue Reading →

New Insights on the Effects of Dietary Omega‐3 Fatty Acids on Impaired Skin Healing in DFU and VLU #DiabeticFoot #Wound Healing

A terrific review by Rome's Serini and Calviello Long-chain Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-3 PUFAs) are widely recognized as powerful negative regulators of acute inflammation. However, the precise role exerted by these dietary compounds during the healing process is still largely unknown, and there is increasing interest in understanding their specific effects on the implicated... Continue Reading →

High Dose Vitamin D in Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers- Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Intriguing work from Halschou-Jensen and coworkers. Improved Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers After High-dose Vitamin D: A Randomized Double-blinded Clinical Trial Foods rich in natural vitamin D. Balanced diet nutritio. Healthy eating concept. Top view, flat lay Abstract Background. Chronic foot ulcers are a major cause of morbidity in people with diabetes with a lifetime... Continue Reading →

Correlation between vitamin D levels and hard-to-heal wounds: a systematic review – causal or correlational?

Research suggests a correlation between low vitamin D levels and hard-to-heal wounds. However, it is not clear if the relationship is causal or only correlational. There is also emerging evidence on the use of vitamin D supplementation for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. More research is neede … — Read on pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34120468

Does Normalizing Vitamin B12 Improve Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathy? Results of a One-Year Randomized Controlled Trial

Intriguing data from Thessaloniki, Tubingen and Sheffield seem to lend more credence to normalizing methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) in people with diabetic neuropathy. Aim: To investigate the effect of normalizing vitamin B12 (B12) levels with oral B12 (methylcobalamin) 1000 μg/day for one year in patients with diabetic neuropathy (DN). Patients and methods: In this prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial,... Continue Reading →

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