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The Potential of Electrical Stimulation and Smart Textiles for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus

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Babette Engler, Sergey Tselmin, Doreen Ziehl, Ingo Weigmann, Andreas Birkenfeld, Stefan R. Bornstein, Andreas Barthel, Tina Drechsel, Claudio Zippenfennig, Thomas Milani, Nikolaos Perakakis

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-586
Number of pages4
JournalHormone and Metabolic Research
Issue number9
Early online date7 Sep 2022
Accepted/In press9 Jun 2022
E-pub ahead of print7 Sep 2022

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Diabetes mellitus is one of the most frequent diseases in the general population. Electrical stimulation is a treatment modality based on the transmission of electrical pulses into the body that has been widely used for improving wound healing and for managing acute and chronic pain. Here, we discuss recent advancements in electroceuticals and haptic/smart devices for quality of life and present in which patients and how electrical stimulation may prove to be useful for the treatment of diabetes-related complications.

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