- Stop smoking! Smoking reduces blood flow to the feet.
- Follow a nutrition plan including eating more fruit and vegetables and less sugar and salt.
- Physical activity—10 to 20 minutes a day is better than an hour once a week.
Wound Care University
WoundCentrics Presents – The Wonderful World of Diabetic Foot Wounds
Apr 5, 2022
As a hyperbaric provider, a lot of the wounds we treat on an outpatient basis are diabetic foot wounds. Through prevention, advanced wound care, and hyperbaric medicine, we can keep these patients standing on their own two feet! Our patients living with diabetes have a lot to manage; constantly checking blood Glucose levels, taking medicine, going to doctor’s appointments, and finding time to stay healthy by being active. With all those things keeping up with their feet might be the last thing on their mind! But daily preventative care is one of the best ways to prevent diabetic foot complications. We can encourage our patients with diabetes to take steps to ensure they won’t suffer from neuropathy that leads to wounds. What’s the most important thing they can do to prevent nerve damage or stop it from getting worse? Keep blood sugar in their target range as much as possible. Other good diabetes management habits can help, too: