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Diabetes Awareness- Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-20T14:25:11+00:00

As you may or may not know, November is national diabetes month. Unfortunately national diabetes month is not as well known as breast cancer awareness month or heart health awareness month. Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States and unfortunately the lower extremities are greatly affected by this condition. Advice for Diabetic Patients: [...]

Diabetes Awareness- Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-20T14:25:11+00:00

VACUUM to Heal Wounds?? Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-21T12:57:13+00:00

Sometimes foot ulcerations still do not heal despite all of the previous discussed options and your podiatrist needs to discuss other possible treatment options. For very deep wounds and wounds with ligaments, tendons and muscle exposed, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is an excellent modality. It is commonly used on wound after amputations where the [...]

VACUUM to Heal Wounds?? Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:57:13+00:00

Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcerations Part 3: Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-21T12:58:50+00:00

Finally, the last of the four major areas that can be preventing ulcerations from healing. Just a recap, the other three areas are bacterial count, amount of blood flow and offloading of the wound. The last will be discussed below: Nutrition: Adequate nutrition is paramount for wound healing. Not only can poor nutrition lead to [...]

Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcerations Part 3: Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:58:50+00:00

Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcerations Part 2: Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2016-02-27T18:58:17+00:00

Like I discussed in the previous blog, there are 4 major areas that can be preventing ulcerations from healing. The first two are blood flow and offloading the wound. The next one will be discussed below: Bacterial Count: It is important to remember that bacteria is all over your body. It is also important to [...]

Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcerations Part 2: Lonnie Kaplan DPM2016-02-27T18:58:17+00:00

Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcerations- Lonnie Kaplan DPM

2018-09-21T12:59:46+00:00

Like we discussed earlier, foot ulcerations can frequently take a long time to heal and become frustrating to the patient. Once you develop a foot ulceration, the most important thing to think about is how it can get healed as quickly as possible. To do this, you need to determine the underlying causes for non-healing. [...]

Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcerations- Lonnie Kaplan DPM2018-09-21T12:59:46+00:00

Diabetic Foot Ulceration

2016-02-27T18:56:44+00:00

One of the major complications of diabetes that is seen in the lower extremity is diabetic foot ulceration/ wounds. There are many risk factors for ulceration in diabetics—the biggest risk being a lack of sensation in the bottom of the feet that can be experienced by diabetic patients (Neuropathy). Peripheral vascular disease is another major [...]

Diabetic Foot Ulceration2016-02-27T18:56:44+00:00

You Could Have a Serious Foot Problem, and Not Even Know About It: Diabetic Foot

2016-02-27T17:51:02+00:00

Halle Berry was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 22. The 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet included startling statistics—25.8 million people and 8.3% of the population has diabetes. Diabetes can cause and also exacerbate existing foot problems, and people living with this condition may be unaware of serious foot complications because diabetic [...]

You Could Have a Serious Foot Problem, and Not Even Know About It: Diabetic Foot2016-02-27T17:51:02+00:00
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