Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Adults With Diabetes More Than Doubled In Last 30 Years

Add some alarming new statistics to our case for increased access to advanced wound care and limb salvage for patients with diabetic ulcers. From 1980 to 2008, the number of adults with diabetes soared from 153 million to 347 million worldwide, according to a large study published this week in The Lancet. In the US the incidence rate rose more than 60% and jumped 79% in women. Population aging accounts for much of the increase, but obesity has played a major role. The study was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and WHO. Click the following hyperlinks to read the Lancet abstract, a summary from the Imperial College of London, and a blurb in The Economist, complete with world maps and a swipe at America's "hefty reputation." Not very cricket.

[Map: The Economist]

O2.0 is the news blog of HyperbaricLink, the independent web guide to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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