diabetic foot care Archives - Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

If you’re an orthotist, pedorthist or podiatrist who treats a lot of diabetic feet, check out the story, Treating the Diabetic Foot, in the November 2010 issue of The O&P Edge. Among the things to consider when treating people with diabetes, the article mentions the need for better communication between healthcare providers and improved level […]

It is so encouraging to see one of the most respected experts in the world on the diabetic foot, David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, writing again on the harmful effects of shear forces on the foot during ambulation. His blog entry is entitled: “Does Stress During Walking Occur During Foot ‘Takeoff’ And ‘Landing’ Rather Than […]

Over the past few years, manufacturers and healthcare professionals in the specialized field of orthotics, prosthetics, pedorthics and podiatry have begun focusing more intensively on the prevention of diabetic foot wounds, including calluses and plantar foot ulcers. With more advanced product technologies, healthcare providers can more effectively evaluate “at-risk” areas for re-ulceration to prevent skin […]

A few simple preventative measures can go a long way to keeping your feet healthy. Daily foot care is particularly important for diabetics; especially for those with peripheral neuropathy, although everyone should wash, inspect and care for their feet daily. Here are a few highlights from a recent WebMD article about Diabetic Foot Care: Wash […]

Recently we introduced the new ShearBan® Product Guide – a step-by-step installation technique and resource booklet developed to improve the users’ experience with ShearBan®. The Guide is available in print format upon request and will soon be downloadable online at www.shearban.com. The most frequent un-asked question regarding ShearBan technology would have to be “When should […]

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists 36th Annual Meeting and Symposium is coming up soon – Feb 24-27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. You can view the program at www.academyannualmeeting.org. If you see patients with diabetic / neuropathic foot problems and are looking for an edge in ways to address commonly seen problems, please consider […]

We’re pleased to announce the official launch of our new ShearBan® Ovals product – a variation of the original ShearBan 9″x12″ sheets. For over 15 years, Tamarack™ has been committed to the research, testing and development of low-friction technologies, including our ShearBan® and ENGO® product lines. ShearBan® offers a long-lasting solution in the clinical setting […]

Diabetic foot ulcers are deadly according to a recent study from Norway. After adjusting for demographic and lifestyle factors, people with diabetes and a history of foot ulcers were 2.3 times more likely to die during follow-up than were non-diabetic subjects. Among those subjects with diabetes, foot ulcer history was associated with a 38% increased […]