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The latest addition to the ShearBan® product line from Tamarack™ Habilitation Technologies – ShearBan Ovals– are now available from PEL Supply. New ShearBan Ovals provide a shape ideal for preventing and treating the diabetic foot. They are particularly suited for placement in footwear under the metatarsal heads, or next to the big toe – places […]

An article I recently read in Lower Extremity Review, entitled Diabetes: Improving foot care compliance1 discusses the challenge practitioners’ face in keeping foot care top-of-mind with their patients. The Total Contact Cast (TCC) is the “gold standard” for healing diabetic foot ulcers.  However, very few practitioners prescribe them.  Moreover, patients are resistant to using the […]

A recent article in the November 2009 issue of The O&P Edge, entitled “Getting a Grip on Peripheral Neuropathy” offers detailed information on the cause, and management of the various forms of peripheral neuropathy (PN). While PN is surely not limited to diabetes, the progression the disease brings a tidal wave of concerns, many of […]

A hot spot on the diabetic foot may indicate that an ulcer is about to form. Recent research has focused on foot temperature and inflammation as ways to predict ulcer formation. “Heat is one of the most sensitive things, one of the first things that happens when we begin to have tissue breakdown,” according to […]