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Test Spots Diabetic Foot Ulcers That Won't Heal

Fri Dec 12, 2003

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Foot ulcers are a common problem for diabetics, and now researchers have come up with a simple scoring system that predicts which ulcers will heal with standard therapy. In general, ulcers that are larger, deeper and of longer duration are less likely to heal than others.

To develop their scoring system, Dr. David J.


Heart Benefits of Aspirin Lacking in Diabetics

Wed December 3, 2003

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose aspirin is much less effective in preventing heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes than in other high-risk individuals, new research reveals.

Dr. Michele Sacco, from the Consorzio Mario Negri in Italy, and other members of the Primary Prevention Project (PPP) Collaborative Group note that low-dose aspirin reduces the risk of heart disease-related death by more than 40 percent when used by patients with at least one heart disease risk factor.


Developing World Faces Mounting Diabetes Risk, WHO Says

Fri November 14, 2003

GENEVA (Reuters) - An explosion in diabetes cases over coming decades could compound the problems of health care in the developing world, already battling killer diseases such as AIDS, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

Population growth and changing diets could cause the number of sufferers in the developing world to more than double in 30 years to around 285 million from 115 million at present, the United Nations agency said.


One in three will have diabetes

One in three Americans born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes,

researchers have estimated.

They say the risk of developing diabetes is almost as high as the risk of developing heart disease.

If untreated, diabetes can lead to kidney failure, gangrene and amputation, blindness, or stroke.

UK experts say diabetes is on the increase, largely due to a rise in obesity, which is a major risk factor for the disease.

It is estimated that there are over a million people in the UK with Type 2 diabetes and that 80% of them are obese.

Lifetime risk

Analysts from th



One in every 16 people has diabetes. Nearly 3 million Americans are on insulin. Much blindness, many amputations, and many deaths result from the circulatory complications of diabetes. Even if a singe natural measure can prevent this disease only in part and in just some persons, it is still well worth doing. How much better would be trying all these techniques together? Important note: Expect success.  This means that if you are on diabetic medication, you may need to have your drug or insulin dosage adjusted DOWN.