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Hemoglobin A1c blood test does not detect diabetes in most patients, shows study

Hemoglobin A1c blood test does not detect diabetes in most patients, shows study

New algae-based treatment could reduce need for limb amputation

New algae-based treatment could reduce need for limb amputation

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Swedish patient becomes first recipient of novel implant to control dexterous hand prosthesis

Swedish patient becomes first recipient of novel implant to control dexterous hand prosthesis

Researchers develop a new treatment for osteomyelitis

Researchers develop a new treatment for osteomyelitis

New bioinspired material interacts with surrounding tissues to promote wound healing

New bioinspired material interacts with surrounding tissues to promote wound healing

New analysis shows shocking number of lower limb amputations related to diabetes

New analysis shows shocking number of lower limb amputations related to diabetes

Parents and carers of people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems

Parents and carers of people with diabetes experience emotional or mental health problems

Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalization

Diabetes medication reduces risk of heart failure hospitalization

Amputees using powered prosthetics can avoid energetic costs by cranking up power settings

Amputees using powered prosthetics can avoid energetic costs by cranking up power settings

New prosthetic hand system restores 'feeling' to a person with upper limb amputation

New prosthetic hand system restores 'feeling' to a person with upper limb amputation

Study finds persistent rate of lawnmower injury-related emergency department visits

Study finds persistent rate of lawnmower injury-related emergency department visits

Annual survey highlights poor awareness of sepsis in the US

Annual survey highlights poor awareness of sepsis in the US

EC approves update of INVOKANA and VOKANAMET labeling to include changes to indication statement

EC approves update of INVOKANA and VOKANAMET labeling to include changes to indication statement

Millions of people do not receive NHS Health Check that helps spot diabetes

Millions of people do not receive NHS Health Check that helps spot diabetes

Study shows how the brain responds to disruptions in the body’s balance

Study shows how the brain responds to disruptions in the body’s balance

New techniques reveal how prosthesis users are doing damage to their intact limbs

New techniques reveal how prosthesis users are doing damage to their intact limbs

Tufts engineers develop smart bandages to monitor and deliver treatment for chronic wounds

Tufts engineers develop smart bandages to monitor and deliver treatment for chronic wounds

Novel surgical approach to limb amputation improves sensation, control of prosthesis

Novel surgical approach to limb amputation improves sensation, control of prosthesis