The Wound Care Centers at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Corning Hospital are getting ready for Diabetes Awareness Month by educating local physicians and patients about the treatment of potential or existing chronic wounds for people also suffering from diabetes.
Diabetes Awareness Month, which is celebrated throughout the month of November, aims to raise awareness of diabetes and its complications. There are approximately 29.1 million people living with diabetes in the United States, and nearly 28 percent are undiagnosed. Of those 29.1 million, about 25 percent will eventually develop a foot ulcer. Left untreated, these ulcers can impair quality of life and may lead to amputation. In 2010, 60 percent of non-traumatic lower-limb amputations occurred in adults 20 years and older with diagnosed diabetes.
The Wound Care Centers at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Corning Hospital offer advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers. The Wound Care Centers feature hyperbaric oxygen chambers, and special treatment rooms for in-house procedures, such as debridement. These specialized wound care therapies can aid in wound closure, new tissue growth, wound tissue regeneration and much more.
The Wound Care team in Corning
The Wound Care team in Sayre