erku Insight into mechanisms of diabetes-induced microvascular disease reveals new therapies http://tinyurl.com/6b7j7x
Insight into mechanisms of diabetes-induced microvascular disease reveals new therapies: "New findings from Bristol scientists could lead to future treatments to prevent lower limb amputations in diabetes - which currently affect 100 people a week in the UK (source Diabetes UK). The research from the University of Bristol is published online in Circulation Research and was funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the European Vascular Genomic Network of Excellence (EVGN).
Diabetes can have serious complications like gangrene and skin ulcers due to a restriction of blood supply to and healing capacity of the affected areas and this causes the dysfunction of cells lining the blood vessels. Legs and feet are often severely affected, and, after blood supply is obstructed or injury, the tissue seems to be unable to heal itself by growing new blood vessels making the situation much worse. If gangrenous wounds fail to heal amputation may be the only option."
Helge: How about diabetes and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Would anybody like to comment?