Progressive steps in diabetic research and treatment have significant correlating impacts on long-term wound management. Diabetic ulcers occur in anywhere from 14% to 24% of people suffering from diabetes as reported by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Wound care management centers have been treating diabetic patients more frequently as the rate of diabetes in America has risen over the past two decades. Thankfully, the rate of diagnoses has also increased as healthcare providers take note of diabetes growing prevalence.
The CDC says 7 million people have Type 2 diabetes and don’t know it. But a new analysis says that number’s much lower. Screening efforts should focus on people at highest risk, the researchers say.