Healing Difficult Wounds

In people with diabetes, elevated blood sugar can cause a chain reaction that leads to nonhealing or slow-healing wounds.

When a healthy person gets a wound — such as a blister on the foot — they notice it because of the pain, the wound is treated and covered, and it usually begins healing within a few days or weeks. When someone has diabetes, however, that whole process can stall. High blood sugar can lead to a dangerous combination of health issues that can delay treatment and complicate the healing process.

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