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If you have diabetes, you may want to be a little more cautious about taking care of simple cuts, scratches, scrapes and bruises. In fact, skin care of any kind is important to your health. Bruises are the simplest to address. As long as the skin is not broken, you really don’t need to do … Read More
What would it be like to breathe in 100 percent oxygen? For people with chronic, non-healing wounds, this therapy is effective, painless and gentle. Patients may spend two hours a day for a given time in a large, clear, tube-like chamber. They can relax or watch TV in this specially equipped, pressurized room as they … Read More
More than a decade ago, Don Wascovich did something that occasionally happens to the best of us: He stubbed his toe. However, because Mr. Wascovich is diabetic and as a result has a nerve disorder called peripheral neuropathy, that simple stubbed toe set off a chain of events that he could have never predicted. Ultimately, … Read More