Diabetic skin care: Dealing with cuts and scratches

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This article is part of the Complete Guide to Wound Care.

Getting random cuts, grazes, bumps, scrapes, and scratches now and then is just part of being alive. These types of tiny injuries to your skin are considered minor wounds.

Minor wound healing is a complicated process, and when you have diabetes it’s even more complex. That’s because your body’s ability to start the three-stage wound healing process when you have a laceration is often is inhibited by the disease.

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What happens at a wound care center

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This article is part of the Complete Guide to Wound Care.

If you're scheduling an appointment at a wound care center, chances are you're suffering from a wound that just won't heal. And you're not alone. It is estimated that more than 6.7 million people currently live with chronic and/or non-healing wounds. The best form of protection against non-healing wounds is prevention. But if you're already suffering from a chronic wound, a wound care center specializes in the care you need. 

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