New Clinical Research Program Takes Steps to Predict

     and Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers


More than 100 million adults in the United States live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people know that common complications of the disease include increased thirst, weight loss and fatigue … But fewer may know about another side effect: diabetic foot ulcers, which affect nearly 25 percent of individuals and are one of the disease’s most prevalent complications. Patients with ulcers can’t put weight on the affected area in order to facilitate healing (and avoid infection) … Still, those ulcers are responsible for about 80,000 nontraumatic amputations nationwide each year — surgery that comes with a five-year mortality rate of up to 40 percent … read more