Category: Diabetes

Five Holiday Tips for DFU Care

From turkeys and ham, to the potatoes and candied yams all smothered in gravy, ending with a slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie, nothing beats the holiday season like home cooked food on a snowy night. Unless you’re living with a diabetic foot ulcer. Then, navigating all the gooey, fire-roasted, deep-fried deliciousness, snow-ball fighting, and ice … Continued

Steal This Diabetes Month Resource Kit

To celebrate November’s National Diabetes Awareness Month, Wound Care Advantage does not want to focus on the statistics of Diabetes. Like the 37 million people suffering from diabetes, or the fact that up to 34% of those patients will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime, and that DFUs are the number one leading cause … Continued

The Hidden Costs of Amputations

April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. A time when we pause to remember and honor the millions living with limb loss after an amputation. When advanced wound care strategies are not applied and a wound becomes unmanageable, physicians are oftentimes forced to turn to this extreme procedure. It is traumatic for the … Continued

Five Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Wound Care Patients

‘Tis the season for multiple celebrations – and plenty of culinary temptations! It’s important for your patients – especially those with diabetes – to be extra mindful of their dietary intake during the holidays. Here are some healthy holiday eating tips for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy patients.

Fresh Air: Patient Has New Lease On Life After Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputations in the United States. In most cases, it begins with the development of a diabetic foot ulcer but the patient does not see or feel the wound. It’s critical to seek treatment for non-healing wounds early because a life-threatening infection can develop very quickly. Here’s how one patient was able to save his foot with help from the Wound Healing Center at Clark Memorial Health.

HOW DIABETES AFFECTS WOUND CARE?

There are currently 21 million Americans living with diabetes, and of those, 15% will develop a foot ulcer. Foot ulcers are the most common chronic wound to develop in patients with diabetes due to reduced blood flow and damaged nerves. Diabetic foot ulcers are a major cause of hospitalizations and additional healthcare expenditures within this … Continued