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Dec
3

Treating diabetics’ wounds is critical to long-term outcome of patient

Wounds are a serious issue for diabetics. About 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 1 out of every 4 will experience a foot ulcer. Statistics show that 15 percent of diabetic foot ulcers progress to amputation, and 50 percent will die within five years of an amputation. Furthermore, 40 percent of people with a healed foot ulcer will develop a new ulcer within a year.

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Dec
3

Chippewa Valley experts urge diabetic patients to check feet

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and a local specialist wants you to know more about what often becomes a severe side-effect. A specialist at HSHS St. Joseph’s center for wound care told News 18 that 18,500 people around the Chippewa Valley have diabetes, and one in four of those people is likely to have or develop a diabetic ulcer.

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