Medtronic Recalls Diabetes MiniMed Infusion Sets Worldwide Medtronic Recalls Diabetes MiniMed Infusion Sets Worldwide
The vent membrane in the recalled infusion sets may be susceptible to being blocked by fluid during the process of priming/fill-tubing, which may lead to over-delivery of insulin.News Alerts
This report, based on a survey of 9,000 people with diabetes, describes a lack of awareness and understanding which leads to stigma, and people not getting the support they really need. The report describes steps that can be taken to build a better future for people with diabetes
I would like to comment on an interesting article published in your esteemed journal titled “Predictive value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in diabetic wound healing” by Vatankhah et al.1 The study has been well-planned, and I appreciate the effort put in by the authors. However I am concerned regarding the authors' conclusion and would like to express the same through your presti gious journal.
We appreciate the comments on our article “Predictive value of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio in diabetic wound healing.”1 There is an increasing body of evidence for predictability of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for outcomes in different diseases, including cancers and cardiovascular diseases.2,3 We appreciate the attention to our findings, and address the raised concerns as follows.
It is intuitive that postdischarge surgical complications are associated with increased patient dissatisfaction, and are directly associated with an increase in medical expenditures. It is also easy to make the connection that many post-hospital discharge surgical complications, including surgical site infections (SSIs), could be influenced or exacerbated by patient comorbidities. The authors of a recent study reported that female gender, obesity, diabetes, smoking, hypertension, coronary artery disease, critical limb ischemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dyspnea, and neurologic disease were significant predicto...
[Nation] Five Kenyan medical students have been awarded for coming up with the best thesis on how to prevent diabetes in the country.
These latest statistics indicate that the incidence rate of end-stage renal disease among persons with diagnosed diabetes has continued to decline.Morbidity &Mortality Weekly Report
[Nation] More than four million people suffering from diabetes in the country may have to pay for medication as the programme that has been financing free treatment comes to an end next year.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Quantifying the prevalence of diabetes mellitus is important to allow for rational planning and allocation of resources. Therefore, we designed this study to determine the prevalence of diabetes among Saudi nationals. DESIGN AND SETTING: A cross-sectional study among patients attending a primary care clinic in June 2009. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were interviewed with structured questionnaires to determine the presence of diabetes by questioning for history of the disease, and charts were reviewed to document any diabetic therapies that the patients may have undergone in the past o...
CONCLUSION: The present study showed that crescentic glomerulonephritis is the commonest NDRD among diabetic patients. A higher level of proteinuria was reported among those with NDRD superimposed on DGS. So, Renal biopsy should be performed in diabetics when the clinical scenario is atypical. Ann Saudi Med 2009; 29(6): 450-453PMID: 19847082 DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.57167
CONCLUSION: In Saudi population, there is an increased risk of diabetes and hypertension relative to BMI, starting at a BMI as low as 21 but overall there is no cutoff BMI level with high predictive value for the development of these chronic diseases, including the WHO definition of obesity at BMI of 30. Ann Saudi Med 2009; 29(6): 437-445PMID: 19847080 DOI: 10.4103/0256-4947.57165