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Treating diabetic foot wounds

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=19f0c5fc-7342-4127-bf10-3f01aa9635c7#.WsKAidTwbRZ Diabetes makes it harder for your skin to recover from sores or infections. Without prompt and careful care, even a small sore can grow and become severely infected, leading to amputation. Time heals most wounds. But if you have diabetes, the body’s ability to heal itself may be affected. That’s because diabetes can affect the […]

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What is Charcot foot?

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=6d06e1c8-b017-4764-a060-b76fe7982f4d#.WsJ_tdTwbRZ  Early treatment is important for this complication of diabetes. Charcot foot is a problem often associated with nerve damage caused by diabetes. Nerve damage contributes to Charcot foot by causing a loss of sensation. As a result, people may continue to walk or put pressure on the foot even after an injury such […]

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