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Canadian Medical Alliance for the Preservation of the Lower Extremity

The Diabetes Portal

 
Diabetes is a big topic.  And it's a big issue specifically for wounds of the lower extremity.


Instead of trying to cover everything on a single page, we've decided to break down the topic into smaller sub-headings.  

  • To learn a quick and interesting history of diabetes, click here.
     

  • To get a quick understanding of the biochemistry of diabetes, click here.
     

  • To learn about neuropathy--the effect diabetes often has on the nerves of the body, (which is the basis of the development of diabetic foot ulcers), click here.
     

  • To learn about diabetic and neuropathic foot ulcers, click here.
     

  • To learn the risks diabetic foot ulcers pose with regards to infections, amputations, and premature death, click here.
     

  • To learn how to treat diabetic wounds, click here.
     

  • To learn how to avoid diabetic wounds, click here.
     

  • To learn about the incidence of diabetes and the financial impact it has on the Canadian health system, click here.

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