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Contributing writer: Carmen Thorpe––

A connection between obesity and diabetes has already been made in healthcare, this we already knew, but did you know that the connection between obesity and diabetes has created a correlation with amputations?

As stated by The American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP), it is “the leading cause of non-traumatic limb amputations in the United States…” The ABMSP has “paved the way in board certification in: foot and ankle surgery, primary care, prevention and treatment of diabetic foot wounds and diabetic footwear–– and now in the field of limb preservation and salvage.”  Click here to read more from the article.

For those who worry that they may fall into this category, there is good news insight. According to Brian Kilen, writer for Mayo Clinic, Gentag and Mayo Clinic have “reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes”, essentially removing the prospects of the non-traumatic limb amputations. This technology may potentially be “a game-changer…” these were the words of James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., A Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and obesity researcher. Mayo Clinic partnered with Gentag, Inc. because they are pioneering the use of disposable, ultra thin, wearable and immunoassay biosensors… Read more from the article here.


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