Stone County Hospital

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Diabetes & Non-Healing Wounds: Educate Yourself for Better Health

Never underestimate a wound, even a minor one, says John V. Capotorto, MD, MBA, a Harvard-trained endocrinologist, past-president of the American Association of Wound Care Management and co-founder of RestorixHealth, a leading wound healing management company with centers nationwide. A simple callus on your foot can be the tip of the iceberg that leads to a non-healing wound if you have diabetes.

“So many things are going on under the wound—abnormal pressure from bones, impaired circulation, and nerve damage—requiring expert evaluation,” says Lee C. Rogers, DPM, podiatrist and medical director of the Amputation Prevention Centers of America, a national network of specialized wound centers that focus solely on preventing lower limb loss due to complications from diabetes.

Educate yourself for better health. Know your risks, when to seek medical attention and how to prevent injuries. Knowledge can save your limb and your life.

Did you know?

A wound that has not started to heal within a month or has not healed completely in two months, is a non-healing or “chronic” wound.

  • There are many factors that can cause a wound to become chronic and there are many types of wounds.
  • Some wounds are associated with complications from diabetes, radiation therapy or poor circulation. Other types result from pressure ulcers and trauma.
  • Chronic, non-healing wounds can have serious health consequences and may adversely affect your quality of life.

Stone County Hospital is a critical access hospital that proudly servest he patient population in Wiggins, Picayune, Lumberton and Lucedale. We hope to be your number one choice for acute care, family care, trauma care, emergency care and much more. We are located at 1434 E. Central Avenue, Wiggins, MS 39577. Please call us at 601-928-6600 to schedule an appointment.