Healthy Feet for People with Diabetes by Dr. Mark Hinkes

Patient Foot Care Guide for Prevention, Treatment and Self-Care

cover.jpegEvery 30 seconds, someone loses a limb due to diabetes. Dr. Mark Hinkes, who has been a podiatrist for more than 30 years, has seen too many patients meet that fate, and decided to do something about it. Through his latest book, Healthy Feet for People with Diabetes (HealthyFeet, LLC; $29.99; August, 2012), he is focusing on prevention by providing a comprehensive guide to foot care with easy-to-follow steps for those most at risk of having foot problems.

BD Program to Improve Diabetes Care for Underserved Populations

October 28, 2013, Franklin Lakes – BD, together with Direct Relief and the National Community Health Centers (NCHC), have launched BD Helping Build Healthy Communities, a four-year initiative valued at approx. $5M in cash and product, to expand access and improve care for underserved and vulnerable populations in the U.S.

Carb Cards Nutrition Flashcards Now Available in Downloadable Format

September 18, 2012, San Ysidro, CA — Now an instant download of the popular Carb Cards educational flashcard deck is available on the website

A favorite tool of diabetes educators, nutritionists, and parents of newly diagnosed children with diabetes, Carb Cards uses games and the flashcard method to help individuals easily learn and understand the differences in the amount of carbohydrates in their favorite foods.

Nipro Diagnostics, Inc. Wins Manufacturer Of The Year Award From Manufacturers Association Of Florida

Diabetes Monitoring And Management Company Also Purchases Two Buildings In Fort Lauderdale, FL

November Is American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to rally individuals, communities, and families to Join the Millions in the movement to Stop Diabetes®. This year, the American Diabetes Association is asking individuals to take a pledge and raise their hand to Stop Diabetes.

AALTCN Launches Practical Learning Community

The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing (AALTCN) launched an interactive Learning Community this month. Listed in the "Education" section of the AALTCN website, is a valuable resource on a variety of topics relevant to long-term caregivers.

Educational Outreach Initiated by the WOCNCB

New video “Raising the Standard of Diabetic Wound Care” distributed internationally

National Alliance of Wound Care® Bestows First Advanced Credential in the Specialty of Diabetic Wounds


  • Every 30 seconds a leg is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world
  • 85% of all diabetes-related amputations are preceded by foot ulcers
  • Research shows that up to 85% of all amputations can be prevented

District Court invalidates KCI patents and renders judgment in favor of Smith & Nephew

St. Petersburg, FL – October 18, 2010 – The Advanced Wound Management division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN) today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas entered a favorable judgment in the patent litigation brought by Kinetic Concepts Inc. (NYSE: KCI) relating to the Smith & Nephew RENASYS™-F (Foam) dressing kit.

Calibra Gains FDA Clearance to Market Finesse(TM) Insulin Patch-Pen for Three-Day Use With Novolog(r)

Calibra Medical announced today it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Finesse(TM) insulin patch-pen for up to three-day use with Novo Nordisk's Novolog(r) rapid acting insulin. Combining the mealtime therapy-adherence benefits of insulin pumps with the simplicity and affordability of syringes and pens, Calibra's novel bolus-only patch-pen is a small, adhesively attached, flat device that can be operated discretely through clothing to deliver mealtime, snack time, and correction bolus insulin in seconds.

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