Atlanta Medical Clinic - Diabetic Wound Care Blog

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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