"Foot ulcers affect an estimated 15 to 25 percent of people with diabetes. For some, amputation is the eventual solution.   Between 2011 and 2012, one-third of amputations in Alberta were performed on people with a diabetic foot wound."

Read about Kirstin Hubert, 38, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old, has gastric neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy in her hands and feet.

Read about a dedicated wound nurse, Marlene Varga, who was assigned to care for Hubert, used a new kind of silver bandage,the Exsalt™ wound dressing.   Quoting article, "Exsalt™ contains less silver than other silver bandages, making it safer, less painful, and  less expensive to manufacture.  Another advantage it has over bandages with higher silver content is that it won’t discolour the skin..."  Read why this matters in the patient's  perspective.  

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Read why a local Alberta researched & manufactured wound dressing is not widely available within Alberta Health Services (AHS). 

Read how Alberta Innovates — Health Solutions (AIHS) wants to change that through its new funding program, Accelerating Innovation Into Care (AICE). Working with several partners, including Alberta Health Services’ Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) to pave a pathway for adoption.



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