UrgoStart diabetic wound healing

KIT

BACK TO WORK

UrgoStart wound dressing got Tim Newman back to the office,

and back in the great outdoors with his dog.

T

im Newman was

diagnosed with Type 1

Diabetes on his 14th

birthday. In the last ten

years, the 49-year-old,

who is a company director and business

development manager based in Essex,

has had several complications as a result

of his condition, including diabetes related

foot ulcers (DFU). He has had forms of

treatment, but none has had as positive

an impact as UrgoStart.

Newman's first DFU developed in

2011. Since then he has had five more.

He has been told that these have been

caused by wearing poorly fitting 'off the

shelf' shoes, blisters from new shoes

and, the most recent, from scuffing the

underside of his left foot on a volcanic

rock in the sea in Lanzarote.

In 2012, after his uncle was diagnosed

with cancer, Tim signed up to do a 10k

run to raise money for Cancer Research

and raised over £3,000 for the charity.

But while training, he further damaged

the two outside toes on his right foot,

which brought about osteomyelitis, an

infection that attacks the bone from the

inside out, systematically destroying the

bone structure. Two years later, due to the

damage caused, his fourth toe had to be

amputated.

"Having a DFU affects everything,

says Newman. "You can't shower without

wearing a waterproof boot on your foot.

You often have to wear an air-boot to

offload pressure on the affected area.

Finding well-structured and perfectly

fitting 'off the shelf' footwear is generally

impossible."

T1D Tim Newman

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His most recent - and largest DFU - also

led to Newman experiencing life-threatening

sepsis and pneumonia in October 2017.

Once the infection had cleared, his foot

ulcer began to be treated with UrgoStart.

"The staff at the clinic told me about a new

treatment that was still in the developmental

stages and said they wanted to try using

it on me. The recovery was rapid, and

improvements happened quickly. First the

appearance of the ulcer changed, then

the skin started to look healthy around

the wound, and there was a better blood

supply. The size reduced really quickly, first

by 1mm a week, then 2mm a week, going

from a deep hole to nothing at all."

This has obviously made a massive

difference to Newman's quality of life.

He says, "With UrgoStart, no additional

padding was required and he could wear

normal shoes. The dressings didn't need

changing as frequently, yet the results

were more noticeable. I could get back to

work and move around."

Keeping fit and healthy is important

to Newman, and he can now get back

to being active, particularly by walking

his husky dog, Sika. As well as having a

positive personal impact, Newman says,

"There was an obvious time and cost

saving for the NHS. I had fewer hospital

and community podiatry appointments.

UrgoStart would appear to be a 'no

brainer' based on my experience when it

came to rapid recovery and therefore cost

effectiveness. It's made a huge difference

to my life, and I certainly hope it will be the

same for many others now that this great

product is available."

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  2. Title: Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  3. Desang diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  4. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  5. Medtronic Guardian Connect, Medtronic Enlite CGM
  6. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  7. JDRF One Walk diabetes charity
  8. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news
  9. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  10. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ramesh Patel, AC1 Now, Type 1 diabetes
  11. HbA1c home test, A1C now
  12. BHR Pharmaceuticals Ramesh Patel, AC1 Now, Type 1 diabetes
  13. Desang diabetes magazine, Desang Diabetes Diaries, Desang Kitbags
  14. Diabetes kit, Uwe Diegel, Olaf Diegel, LifeinaBox
  15. Diabetes kit, Uwe Diegel, Olaf Diegel, LifeinaBox
  16. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables
  17. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  18. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
  19. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  20. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables,
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  22. My Diabetes Kit, Rob Brown, Diabetic Dad Runs, Marathon des Sables
  23. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  24. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, free diabetes magazine
  25. Desang diabetes magazine, diabetes news, free diabetes magazine
  26. blood glucose monitoring, Abbott Optium Neo, Sue Marshall diabetes
  27. blood glucose monitoring, Accu-Chek Proforma Nano, Accu-Chek Aviva Expert, Accu-Chek Mobile, mySugr,
  28. blood glucose monitoring, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Ascensia Contour Next One
  29. blood glucose monitoring, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Ascensia Contour Next One
  30. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  31. UrgoStart diabetic wound healing
  32. Desang Diabetes Magazine, Making Carbs Count, carbohydrate counting for diabetes, carb content of fr
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  35. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  36. free diabetes magazine, desang diabetes magazine

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