diabetes 300HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (10/5/17) — The Wound Care Center at Jennie Stuart, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign Oct. 30-Nov. 3.

One of Healogics-managed Centers, Jennie Stuart Wound Healing, offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers. Team members across the nation will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education on the treatment of potential or existing chronic wounds for people also suffering from diabetes.

An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population) have diabetes; including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age, reaching a high of 25.2 percent among those aged 65 years or older. In addition to age, risk factors for diabetes include diet, activity level, obesity and heredity.

High blood sugar levels, poor circulation, immune systems issues, nerve damage, and infection may contribute to a non-healing diabetic foot ulcer. Approximately 15 percent of people living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer. An estimated 14-24 percent of people with foot ulcers will experience an amputation.
Early detection and intervention can help to mitigate the possibility of limb loss. The Jennie Stuart Wound Healing recommends the following to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers:

• Stop smoking immediately
• Comprehensive foot examinations each time you visit your healthcare provider (at least four times a year)
• Daily self-inspections of the feet, or have a family member perform the inspection
• Regular care of the feet including cleaning toenails and taking care of corns and calluses
• Choose supportive, proper footwear (shoes and socks)
• Take steps to improve circulation such as eating healthier and exercising on a regular basis

Proper wound care is imperative to healing diabetic foot ulcers. Jennie Stuart Wound Healing offers a number of leading-edge treatments including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Total Contact Casting (TCC), and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. These specialized wound care therapies can aid in wound closure, new tissue growth, wound tissue regeneration and much more.

Contact Jennie Stuart Wound Healing to learn more about diabetic foot ulcers or if you have a wound that will not heal. To schedule an appointment, please call 270-886-6412.

About Jennie Stuart Wound Healing

The Jennie Stuart Wound Healing Center offers you access to state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We specialize in advanced wound care, using a variety of clinical treatments, therapies and support services to treat chronic wounds. Our physician-driven, individual approach to outpatient wound care has a superior success rate in facilitating the healing process.

Our center is staffed with a team of doctors, nurses and therapists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The causes of wounds can be complex and difficult to heal, and the team at the Wound Healing Center has the training and experience to handle your individual issues.

Some common indications for wound healing therapy include:

•Diabetic ulcers
•Pressure ulcers
•Surgical wounds
•Burns
•Venous insufficiency
•Other chronic, non-healing wounds

About Healogics
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage a network of Wound Care Centers® throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Healogics technology-enabled wound care model supports the critical connection between patients with chronic wounds and multi-disciplinary teams for continuous, collaborative, patient-centered care. For more information, please visit www.healogics.com.

Sources

Statement: An estimated 30.3 million people (9.4 percent of the population) in the United States have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with the disease.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf 


Statement: The percentage of adults with diabetes increased with age, reaching a high of 25.2% among those aged 65 years or older.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/data/statistics/national-diabetes-statistics-report.pdf

Statement:
Approximately 15 percent of people living with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer

Source:
http://www.amputee-coalition.org/resources/diabetic-wound-care/

Morbach S, Furchert H, Groblinghoff U, Hoffmeier H, Kersten K, Klauke GT, Klemp U, Roden T, Icks A, Haastert B, Rumenapf G, Abbas ZG, Bharara M, Armstrong DG. “Long-Term Prognosis of Diabetic
Foot Patients and Their Limbs: Amputation and Death over the Course of a Decade.” Diabetes
Care. 2012;35(10):2021-7.

Statement:
An estimated 14-24 percent of people with foot ulcers have an amputation.

Source: http://www.amputee-coalition.org/resources/diabetic-wound-care/

Morbach S, Furchert H, Groblinghoff U, Hoffmeier H, Kersten K, Klauke GT, Klemp U, Roden T, Icks A, Haastert B, Rumenapf G, Abbas ZG, Bharara M, Armstrong DG. “Long-Term Prognosis of Diabetic
Foot Patients and Their Limbs: Amputation and Death over the Course of a Decade.” Diabetes
Care. 2012;35(10):2021-7.

Statement: People with diabetes can also experience co-existing conditions such as stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure and lower-limb amputation.

Source: http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/

Statement: There are several common factors of diabetic foot ulcers including neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), deformities and Charcot foot. Neuropathy is a result of damage to peripheral nerves and often causes weakness, numbness and pain in hands and feet. Similarly, PAD is caused by narrowed arteries which reduces blood flow to the limbs. Charcot foot is a deformity that results from nerve damage in the foot or ankle potentially causing injuries to go untreated leading to the breakdown of joints.

Source: http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/101/9/685#ref-1
Statement: The [Wound Care Center name]® recommends the following to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers:

• Stop smoking immediately
• Comprehensive foot examinations each time you visit your healthcare provider (at least four times a year)
• Daily self-inspections of the feet, or have a family member perform the inspection
• Regular care of the feet including cleaning toenails and taking care of corns and calluses
• Choose supportive, proper footwear (shoes and socks)
• Take steps to improve circulation such as eating healthier and exercising on a regular basis
Source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesfoothealth/index.html

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