Regular foot checks will help minimize your risk of foot ulcers.
While foot blisters are simply a nuisance for some, they can lead to serious complications for people with diabetes. Due to decreased circulation and feeling in many diabetic patient’s extremities, it’s possible for a blister to become a diabetic ulcer. With the proper treatment, your chances of developing an ulcer can be minimized.
Approximately 15 percent of diabetic patients will develop a diabetic foot ulcer. Proper footwear can reduce that risk.
Recent research has found wearing therapeutic footwear or insoles lessened the recurrence of diabetic foot ulcers. The research, which noted the benefits of footwear in addition to regular clinic visits, was conducted by Von Homer and Jeffrey Jensen, along with student Christina M. Pena, at the Paul and Margaret Brand Research Center at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine.
For diabetic foot ulcers, having the right treatment plan and wound care dressings are imperative for healing.
In 2012, more than 9.3% of the U.S. population, or 29.1 million people, had diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. This represents more than a 12% increase from the 25.8 million Americans reported to have the disease in 2010. Unfortunately, an estimated 15% of these people will also develop a diabetic foot ulcer. As a result, they have a higher risk of tissue damage due to weakened health as the disease progresses. Diabetic wound care requires a comprehensive approach that includes strategies for reducing infection risks and managing pain, which requires knowledge of the dressings used to treat diabetic ulcers.
Hydrofera Blue Ready is a new product carried by Advanced Tissue.
Hydrofera Blue® Ready is a relatively new foam-based wound dressing that helps a patient avoid infection of open wounds in a convenient manner. Hydrofera also works on a variety of wound types, including diabetic ulcers, post-surgical incision sites, large abrasions, burns and trauma wounds. Here are some of the main benefits: