Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Copper-Infused Socks for Diabetic Foot Care

I just came across an article about a new type of therapy for diabetic foot ulcers.  It caught my attention especially because it is aimed at treating infections that are fungal in nature.  In short, the product is a new type of sock infused with copper, which is shown to help stop the growth of certain problematic fungi.  This is extremely relevant to the ongoing diabetic foot ulcer microbiome work that we're doing in the Grice Lab.  Hopefully this product will provide some relief and reduce complications for many diabetes patients suffering from infections that may be primarily fungal!

- Brendan

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