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5 Things Diabetic Patients Need to Know About Wound Care

A quick bump, scratch or scrape is a normal part of life – even well after our playground and tree-climbing days are behind us. But for a diabetic, these small wounds can take days, months or even years to finally heal due to damage to the circulatory and nervous systems. If left untreated, these diabetic wounds can escalate into an urgent situation. Two keys to avoid serious complications: prevention and proactivity.

Atlanta Medical Clinic is a patient-focused medical center that provides world-class diabetic wound care and wound care treatments for those in need. All of our services are covered by insurance and we work directly with the patients to ensure they comply with the necessary follow up treatments so that our patients’ wounds can heal safely. Here are 5 critically important things that diabetics need to know about wound care.

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The Dangers of Ignoring a Diabetic Wound

Diabetes diagnoses are rising at epidemic rates, nearly doubling to almost 10% of the American population since the 1980s.  Still another 85 million are living with pre-diabetic conditions, which can lead to the disease within 5 years. While many of us know about complications related to diabetes, like metabolic disorders, increased risk for heart attacks and stroke, kidney failure, and retinopathy which can lead to blindness, there isn’t as much understanding around issues like venous insufficiency and diabetic wounds. What causes diabetic wounds, and why is ignoring them so dangerous?

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Second Skin: How Atlanta Medical Clinic is Paving the Way in Diabetic Wound Care Treatment

The reason why Atlanta Medical Clinic exists is simple: the founders wanted to build a place of healing and empowerment, and a world-class treatment center for our patients. Over the years, we have expanded our services to include different forms of minimally-invasive treatments and therapies to help our patients get relief from pain and get back to the activities they love. The next frontier for Atlanta Medical Clinic is expanding into the arena of diabetic wound care – a potentially life-saving treatment supporting the diabetic patients in our community.

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Hidden Symptoms: What They Don’t Say About Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 25 million Americans are struggling with diabetes and more than a third of those are undiagnosed and not seeking treatment. Unfortunately, along with our waistlines, diabetes rates are on the rise, and those with the disease are at a higher risk for major complications like blindness, kidney failure, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but one potentially dangerous consequence is the risk of amputation of the lower limbs because of diabetic wounds. What causes diabetic wounds, and what care options are available?

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