Diabetes and Wound Healing
Diabetes is a disease where the body does not make enough insulin. The body needs insulin to break down sugar. Too much sugar will stay in your blood stream and can harm your body. Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires medical attention and management.
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What to Know About Chronic Wounds: Diabetes and Amputation Prevention
Be aware. Intervene early. Seek specialized care. 65,000 people lose a limb each year due to diabetes. 55% of diabetics will require amputation on the second leg within 2-3 years and nearly half will die within 5 years. Over 2 million people have a diabetic foot ulcer. 85% of diabetes related amputations are preceded by…Learn More
Management of Diabetic Neuropathy and Related Ulcers
What is diabetic neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is the result of nerve damage from diabetes. Over half of people with diabetes have neuropathy and diabetes is the number one cause for neuropathy. However, there are other causes for such as: Some medications Advanced age Alcoholism Diseases of the nervous system Injuries In diabetes, excess blood glucose…Learn More
Living with Diabetes: What to know about chronic wounds and recurrence
Like 25% of people over 65, Dan is living with diabetes. About a year ago, Dan experienced a diabetic foot ulcer. Knowing he is at risk for foot ulcers, Dan checked his feet. Dan discovered he had another foot ulcer, so he sought specialized care right away.Learn More