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Placenta derived diabetic foot ulcer treatment effective: but only available in the USA
health / Medical Info / Uncategorized

Placenta derived diabetic foot ulcer treatment effective: but only available in the USA

Diabetic foot ulcers that don’t respond to usual care can respond very well to a new membranous patch that is available to patients in the USA. Dr Dan Fetterolf, head physician at the MiMedx Corporation,  gave an interview to Diabetes in Control this month and described how this treatment fits into therapy for foot ulcers.  … Continue reading

Five types of mindless eating. Do these habits sabotage your weight goals?
Food / Uncategorized / weight loss

Five types of mindless eating. Do these habits sabotage your weight goals?

Dr Brian Wansink is a behavioural economist who studies people’s behaviour around food. Specifically he is interested in how the environment can be manipulated to support or sabotage weight loss efforts. In an interview for Diabetes in Control at the ADA conference in 2012 he outlined the five areas in which we tend to eat … Continue reading

Public Health Collaboration: A Group Of Doctors Are Crowd-funding To Solve The Obesity & Diabetes Epidemic
General / politics / Uncategorized

Public Health Collaboration: A Group Of Doctors Are Crowd-funding To Solve The Obesity & Diabetes Epidemic

  In the UK 25% of adults are obese, the highest prevalence in Europe, and type 2 diabetes has risen by 65% in the past 10 years with no sign of slowing down. Together they cost the NHS £16 billion a year and the UK economy at large £47 billion a year. These perilous percentages … Continue reading

Food

Sugar-Free Cookbooks? Not Really…

If you search through Amazon for new cook books this year, you will come across a phenomenon – a wealth (or let’s call it a rash) of books promising healthy recipes/sugar-free/detox foods, etc. What you will also notice is plenty of celebrities jumping on that bandwagon… TV presenter and fitness fan Davina McCall’s latest book … Continue reading