A Martorell ulcer is a painful ulceration of the lower leg associated with diastolic arterial hypertension. It was first identified by the Spanish cardiologist Fernando Martorell in 1945, who characterized this ulcer as ‘hypertensive ischaemic ulcers’ or ‘hypertensive leg ulcers’.
Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a progressive disease characterized by insulin resistance (IR) and beta cell dysfunction. At diagnosis, 50% of beta cells are already lost. This continues as the disease progresses [1-2]. Preservation of residual beta cells is an important target . Usually, T2DM treatment starts with lifestyle improvements,
Metformin was introduced as a medication in 1957, and was recommended by the ADA and EASD in their joint position statement in 2012 and 2015 as initial monotherapy, unless there is intolerance or contraindication. What is your overall opinion of metformin as the initial first-line drug in patients with type 2
Sexual health remains a much-neglected area in diabetes care. This is perhaps surprising since considering that sexuality for many is so central to being human and our connection with others. Diabetes and sexual issues are very complicated since as they often involve both the physical element of complications and the