Diabetic Wounds: Deadlier than Cancer
. The key in stopping diabetic foot ulcers and possible amputations is to practice proper foot care and to control diabetes. Below are some commonly overlooked practices that can help maintain good foot health.
Medicare provides coverage for depth-inlay shoes, custom-molded shoes, and shoe inserts for people with diabetes who qualify under Medicare Part B. Designed to prevent lower-limb ulcers and amputations in people who have diabetes, this Medicare benefit can prevent suffering and save money.
If you have diabetes, you should see your podiatrist a minimum of once every 6 months for a thorough examination.
Any foot or leg wound that does not heal or takes too long to heal should be seen by a wound specialist because it might be infected and might be due to an underlying disease.
For more information, you may contact Advanced Wound Healing Institute at (239) 430-3668 (FOOT). Advanced Wound Healing Institute is part of Family Foot and Leg Center, P.A. with 8 locations throughout Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties to get you back on your feet.
- Faster recovery time
- Better results
- Improved long-term outlook
- Optimal quality of life
Our doctors are well trained from residency in conservative and advanced wound care options from simple debridement to advance grafting and flap techniques.
At the Advanced Wound Healing Institute, we specialize in the treatment of wounds that are difficult to heal. We offer the most current and advanced treatments in wound care.
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