Improving Outcomes in Diabetes Wound Care After COVID-19

Research and overwhelming anecdotal experiences demonstrate that many people avoided or delayed medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than half of patients who delayed care also reported negative health consequences. Now, with the pandemic declining, many are still hesitant to come to clinics. They’re frequently putting off health screenings, and they’re often not seeking…

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Tips to Manage Chronic Wounds During the Holiday Season

If you are living with a chronic wound, it may be challenging to stay on the path to healing during the holidays. The weeks leading up to ringing in the new year can add additional stress that makes it difficult to keep your doctor’s appointments, maintain a healthy diet, and continue wound care treatments.

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Scheduled Appointments are Essential to Healing Wounds

Written by Healogics Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Ennis. Following your doctor’s orders is always good advice, but when it comes to wound healing, it is essential. As the leader in wound care, Healogics® is committed to sharing the results of our research and is dedicated to continuously improving patient outcomes. Medical findings across various…

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What You Need to Know About Chronic Wound Infections

Chronic wounds are defined as those resistant to healing within an expected amount of time or show very little improvement after several weeks. Wound infections take place when complications to heal injuries or tears to the skin’s surface occur. The presence of germs and bacteria causes an open wound to become infected requiring innovative strategies…

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Improve Healing for Diabetes-Related Wounds

As millions of Americans living with diabetes are also living with chronic wounds that won’t heal, Healogics® is raising awareness of diabetes-related wounds as part of Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout November, our Wound Care Centers® across the country are educating their local communities about the importance of awareness, early intervention and specialized care for diabetes-related…

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Wound Care in the African American Community

In our recent study, we analyzed chronic wounds from 480 clinics to evaluate the association between wound healing performance, continuity and quality of care, as well as sociodemographic factors over the course of 12 weeks. The goal was to evaluate the connection between wound healing performance and those requiring wound care treatment across these clinics….

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Prevention and Proper Care of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  The statistics surrounding diabetic foot ulcers are alarming. Currently, over 2 million people in the U.S. have foot ulcers and up to 25% of all adults living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer at some point. Non-healing diabetic foot ulcers account for 85% of diabetes-related amputations.

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Infection Prevention and Management

Your skin protects the inside of your body from germs that cannot be seen. Germs can cause infection if you have a break in the skin. You can also get an infection in your bone. This is called osteomyelitis. Anyone Can Get an Infection People with diabetes Children having a growth spurt People with open…

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Nutrition

Good Nutrition Is Essential to Wound Healing Good nutrition, including an increase in the right type of calories, is the one common treatment requirement across all types of wounds. This is because the presence of a chronic wound raises the metabolic demands of our immune system. Additional calories from foods rich in protein and vitamins…

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