Healogics Blog

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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Topics: Year of Healing, Foot Health

Healogics 8th Annual Diabetes Awareness Campaign, Chronic Wound Healing through Specialized Care

Healogics, the nation's leading provider of world-class wound care services, is proud to announce the eighth annual Diabetes Awareness Campaign throughout the month of November, which is National Diabetes Awareness Month. The Healogics wound care specialists, at the more than 600 Healogics Wound Care Centers® nationwide, will be raising awareness of the importance of early intervention and specialized care for diabetes-related chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers.

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Topics: Diabetes, Amputation, Year of Healing

Charles’ Healing Journey with Healogics

Living with diabetes brings many challenges and added risks, including increased chances of developing a non-healing foot wound called a diabetic foot ulcer. This type of non-healing foot wound is a leading cause of diabetes-related amputations.

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Topics: Diabetes, Year of Healing

Q&A About Wound Infections With Carolyn Shinn, RN, BSN, CWS, Vice President, Clinical And Quality Process Excellence

Who is at risk for wound infections?

Anyone can get an infection. People with open wounds, weak immune systems or those living with diabetes are especially susceptible to wound and/or bone infection, called osteomyelitis.

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Topics: Wound Care, Infection, Year of Healing

Q&A about PAD with Carolyn Shinn, RN, BSN, CWS, Vice President, Clinical and Quality Process Excellence

What are the most significant warning signs for PAD?

The most common symptom is pain in the lower legs and feet, especially when walking or climbing stairs. But many people living with PAD—up to 40%—experience no symptoms until they develop a wound or sore on their foot or leg. They may not have felt the wound as it worsened due to neuropathy or nerve damage related to their PAD.
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Topics: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Year of Healing

Learn the Symptoms and Risk Factors for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Don’t dismiss minor leg pain as a part of growing older. You might be among the approximately 10 million Americans living with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). PAD may lead to a non-healing wound, such as an arterial or venous ulcer, or even a diabetic foot ulcer.

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Topics: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Year of Healing