Healogics announces the eighth annual Diabetes Awareness Campaign throughout the month of November, which is National Diabetes Awareness Month.
During the campaign, 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.
Diabetic foot ulcers are a leading cause of lower-limb amputations and according to the American Diabetes Association, an average of 10 Americans will undergo an amputation due to diabetes every hour. Of the 34.2 million Americans currently living with diabetes, up to 25% may develop a diabetic foot ulcer. These hard-to-heal wounds often go undetected due to the lack of feeling in the lower extremities due to nerve damage caused by diabetes.
The 2021 Diabetes Awareness Infographic provides important statistics about diabetes, foot wounds and amputations. It shares the hypothetical story of a person living with diabetes who discovers a wound on her foot and seeks specialized care. Research shows that specialized wound care increases healing rates while decreasing the potential of an amputation.
The Healogics Diabetes Awareness Campaign is part of the year-long 2021 The Year of Healing program, dedicated to empowering both patients and healthcare providers with resources to help improve health, heal wounds and prevent amputations. The 2021 Diabetes Awareness Toolkit includes patient-education resources, including foot check guidelines and clinical research regarding advanced treatments for diabetic foot ulcers, including studies reviewing the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
[Source(s): Healogics LLC, PR Newswire]
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