What to Know About Chronic Wounds: Diabetes and Amputation Prevention

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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…

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Diabetes and Foot Ulcers

Diabetes is a chronic disease. It requires medical attention. The patient must also manage the disease. You may get a wound that may not heal. A wound may not heal from infection, poor blood flow and problem with nerves. These symptoms take time to notice.

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Elevated Blood Sugars: How Do They Affect Wound Healing?

Constant high blood sugar levels can cause your wounds to heal slowly. It can also cause your wound to not heal. Monitor and control your blood sugar. This is one of the most important things you can do to heal your wound. Work closely with your doctor to heal your wound as quickly as possible….

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General Foot Care Guidelines

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How to Avoid Amputation

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Living with Diabetes: What to know about chronic wounds and recurrence

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Nutrition Is a Very Important Part of Wound Healing

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Story of Healing: Jimmy Hammonds

Patient Story

"I felt very helpless and I was terrified of losing my foot."

Jimmy Hammonds was at risk of losing his leg. His wound care team used hyperbaric oxygen therapy to heal his diabetic foot ulcer and get him back to the life he loved.

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