Diabetes Can Lead to Non-Healing Wounds And Amputations

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Approximately 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and about 25 percent of them will develop non-healing wounds that require specialized wound treatment.

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[click image to enlarge] Every hour, ten Americans will undergo an amputation due to diabetes. Of those, 50% will die in five years.The good news is that most of these amputations can be prevented through education, regular clinical visits and proper shoe wear. Those who do develop non-healing wounds should seek specialized treatment right away.

Without treatment, these wounds can lead to amputation or even death. Every hour, ten Americans undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes. What’s even more startling is that 50 percent of people who have an amputation will die within five years.

The good news is that most of these amputations can be prevented through education, regular clinical visits and proper shoe wear.

MidMichigan’s Wound Treatment Centers in Alma, Alpena, Clare, Midland and West Branch specialize in treating non-healing wounds, offering leading edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Specialized Wound Treatment Centers have better outcomes because they bring together many disciplines to not only treat the wound, but to also address underlying barriers to healing. including the special circumstances of people with diabetes.

Take Action. Seek Specialized Treatment.

If you or someone you love is living with a non-healing wound, don’t wait – seek specialized treatment. Call the Wound Treatment Centers toll free at (877) 683-0800 or visit www.midmichigan.org/woundcenter.

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