Photo: Dr. Maximilian W. M. Wintergerst (second from right) trains ophthalmic assistants at the Sankara Eye Hospital in Bangalore, India; Copyright: University of Bonn/Sankara Eye Foundation

Inexpensive retinal diagnostics via smartphone


Retinal damage due to diabetes is now considered the most common cause of blindness in working-age adults. In low- and middle-income countries, an eye examination via smartphone could help to detect changes at an early stage. This is shown by a new study carried out by scientists from the University of Bonn together with colleagues from Sankara Eye Hospital Bangalore (India).
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Graphic: A representative result of a person diabetic neuropathy; Copyright: UTSW

A sole mate to prevent diabetic foot ulcers


A new cooling insole developed by UT Southwestern scientists reduced the foot temperature of patients with diabetic neuropathy by several degrees, diminishing a significant risk factor for diabetic foot ulcers. This new device could eventually prevent thousands of amputations that take place worldwide each year because of this condition.
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Photo: A female doctor consulting a female patient with diabetes via telehealth application; Copyright: PantherMedia/verbaska

Telehealth during COVID-19 may lead to better outcomes for diabetes patients


A new study has shown that for some patients with type 1 diabetes the close monitoring of their condition using telehealth protocols combined with appropriate technology may lead to better care during the COVID-19 pandemic, when patients are avoiding in-person visits.
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Photo: Ylvie on the arm of her mother, surrounded by three UKD employees; Copyright: Holger Ostermeyer/UKD

Diabetes: Ylvie takes part in German prevention study as 100th child


A next milestone could be achieved in the Europe-wide cooperation for the prevention of type 1 diabetes, GPPAD ("Global Plattform for the Prevention of Autoimmune-Diabetes"): 100 children are now participating in the study around Saxony. 5 months old Ylvie from Oderwitz was welcomed at the university hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the TU Dresden as the 100th study participant.
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Photo: Girl with diabetes monitoring her blood glucose level; Copyright: PantherMedia/Wavebreakmedia ltd

A non-invasive way of monitoring diabetes


Saliva could be used instead of blood to monitor diabetes in a method proposed in research involving the University of Strathclyde. The test has been developed as an alternative to the current prevalent practice of monitoring blood glucose, which can be invasive, painful and costly.
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