Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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Amputation Is Preventable

Effecting 15 percent of patients with diabetes, a foot ulcer is an open sore or wound commonly found on the bottom of the foot. Anyone who has diabetes can develop a foot ulcer, and approximately 20 percent of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will require an amputation. Foot ulcers are generally painless. [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00August 10th, 2016|

Foot Ulcers and PAD

Foot ulcers can be a common occurrence in diabetic patients, but they may pose a greater health risk for those who also have Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). At Heart Vascular and Leg in Bakersfield, CA, we offer diagnosis and treatment for PAD and other venous or vascular diseases that can impact overall health. PAD remains [...]

2018-02-18T23:12:44+00:00November 25th, 2015|

Amputations Are Preventable

There are more than 80,000 non-traumatic lower limb amputations in the United States every year. Sixty percent or more are in patients suffering from diabetes. AMPUTATION IS PREVENTABLE Patient with diabetes should have regular foot screenings and be screened for peripheral arterial disease, at least every 6 months. Do You Have a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? [...]

2017-04-04T21:45:59+00:00July 20th, 2015|