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Diabetic Wound Care

Diabetic Wound Care

Diabetes can make taking care of wounds tricky. Proper care is important to prevent serious complications. At Niva Health, we work with healthcare providers to offer specialized care for diabetic wounds. Here’s what you need to know about diabetic wound care.

 

Why Diabetic Wounds Are Different

Diabetes affects how your body heals. High blood sugar levels can slow down the healing process. Nerves and blood vessels can also be damaged, reducing blood flow and sensation in your feet and legs. This makes it easier for wounds to become infected.

 

How to Prevent Diabetic Wounds

Preventing wounds is the first step. Here are some tips:

 

  • Check Your Feet Daily: Look for cuts, blisters, or any changes in color.
  • Wear Proper Shoes: Make sure your shoes fit well and protect your feet.
  • Keep Your Feet Clean: Wash your feet daily and dry them well, especially between the toes.
  • Control Your Blood Sugar: Keeping your blood sugar levels stable can help your body heal better.

 

What to Do If You Have a Wound

If you find a wound, take it seriously. Here’s what to do:

 

  • Clean the Wound: Use mild soap and water to clean the area. Avoid harsh chemicals.
  • Cover the Wound: Use a sterile bandage to keep the wound clean and protected.
  • See a Doctor: If the wound doesn’t start to heal or shows signs of infection, see your doctor. At Niva Health, we work closely with healthcare providers to ensure you get the best care.

 

Signs of Infection to Watch For

Infections can be dangerous if not treated. Look for these signs:

 

  • Redness and Swelling: If the area around the wound is red or swollen, it might be infected.
  • Warmth: An infected wound may feel warm to the touch.
  • Pus or Discharge: Any fluid coming from the wound could be a sign of infection.
  • Fever: A fever might indicate the infection is spreading.

 

If you notice any of these signs, contact your healthcare provider right away. 

 

Advanced Care Options

Sometimes, wounds need special treatments. Niva Health offers advanced care options in partnership with your healthcare team:

 

  • Wound Debridement: This is the removal of dead tissue to help the wound heal.
  • Special Dressings: Some wounds need special bandages that can speed up healing.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: This treatment uses oxygen to help heal wounds faster.

 

The Importance of Regular Check-Ups

Regular check-ups are crucial for managing diabetes and preventing wounds. During these visits, your doctor can check for early signs of problems. They can also give you tips on how to care for your feet and manage your diabetes.

 

At Niva Health, we believe in a team approach to diabetic care. We work with your healthcare provider to create a care plan just for you. This way, you get the specialized attention you need to keep your feet healthy and strong.

 

Conclusion

Diabetic wound care is essential to prevent complications. By taking steps to prevent wounds, knowing what to do if you get one, and seeking professional care when needed, you can protect your health. At Niva Health, we are committed to providing comprehensive and specialized care in partnership with healthcare providers. Together, we can help you manage your diabetes and keep your feet healthy. 

 

Remember, taking care of your feet is an important part of managing your diabetes. Stay vigilant and seek help when needed to ensure you stay on the path to good health. Contact us to learn how we work to improve your health and wellness in the most natural way possible.

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