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Topic Title: From maggots to Bionic socks- diabetic foot ulcers begone
Created On: 06/04/2014 03:17 PM
 
 06/09/2014 10:04 PM

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<p>Well, FatCatAnna, my guess is they will be in the $199 range to get a starter set of 2 socks and a monitor which feeds data to your phone with replacement socks in the $29 range. & No I am not an insider! I'm just pegging the pricing off of the Mimo device, one of the first wearable tracking devices which is using those price points for [url=http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=33641546]body suits that monitor sleeping babies[/url] - & No, I am not caliing you a baby! (& you certainly are not asleep ;-)</p>
 06/07/2014 02:58 PM

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<p>Amazing what technology is out there! These socks could save alot of amputations for diabetics who don't have any feeling in their feet. I wonder how much these will cost - and hopefully private health care holders might have them covered.</p>
<p>The cost of these socks I'm sure would outweight all the medical costs involved with trying to save a foot - or in worse case scenario - a leg due to infection spreading up further!</p>
<p>So far, touch wood, I still have feeling in my tootsies - and examine them every night before I go to bed. Though on recent holiday in Bermuda, a recently diagnosed diabetic told me I was a bad diabetic (and I did not take offense to his comment), in not wearing proper footwear while on the sandy beaches. He swore by these nifty running/water shoes (I think they were Nikes) - his fear of having ampulation of his feet was a big worry for him! </p>
 06/04/2014 03:17 PM

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<p>A cool new way of catching and preventing diabetic foot ulcers is being invented out in Arizona- [url=http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2014/06/02/wearable-technology-saving-limbs-diabetes-patients]pressure sensitive skin-sensing socks[/url]. These come care of Dr. David Armstrong, who is a podiatric surgeon and head of a limb salvage clinic, who first came to the fore with his advocacy of the [url=http://wounds1.com/news/mainstory.cfm/41]use of maggots to clean out wounds[/url]. Dr. Armstrong's definitely an "out of the box" thinker!</p>

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