'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.
Wound care patients in rural areas deserve the same access to quality care as those in major cities. Mike Hendrix drove across state lines and spent years trying to heal a diabetic foot ulcer. He finally found healing close to home at the Center for Wound Care at Clark Regional Medical Center.
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.
It's extremely important to educate wound care patients, especially those with diabetes and/or diabetic foot ulcers, about proper nutrition. Here are some tips from Nancy Collins, PhD, RDN, LD, NWCC, FAND.