Parrish Wound Healing Center Raises Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence
The national diabetes awareness campaign is Oct. 29 – Nov. 2 in cities
TITUSVILLE, FLA. (Oct. 31, 2018)—The Parrish Wound Healing Center, a member of the Healogics network, is
participating in Healogics’ National Diabetes Campaign from Oct.
29 to Nov. 2.
Team members across the nation will visit local physician offices to provide
education on the treatment of potential or existing chronic wounds for
people living with diabetes.
Located in Titusville and Cocoa/Port St. John, the Parrish Wound Healing
Centers offer advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds
like diabetic foot ulcers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated
30.3 million people in the United States (9.4 percent of the population)
have diabetes, including 7.2 million who are unaware they are living with
the disease. The percentage of adults with diabetes increases with age,
reaching a high of 25.2 percent among those aged 65 years or older.
In addition to age, risk factors for diabetes include diet, activity level,
obesity and heredity. High blood sugar levels, poor circulation, immune
systems issues, nerve damage and infection may contribute to a diabetic
The CDC says an estimated 14 to 24 percent of people with foot ulcers will
experience an amputation. An amputation results in decreased quality of
life, increased medical costs and a significantly higher risk of mortality.
The five-year mortality rate following a lower extremity amputation is
Early detection and intervention can help to mitigate the possibility of
limb loss. The Parrish Wound Healing Center recommends the following to
help prevent diabetic foot ulcers:
- Stop smoking immediately
- Comprehensive foot examinations each time you visit your healthcare provider
(at least four times a year)
- Daily self-inspections of the feet, or have a family member perform the
- Regular care of the feet, including cleaning toenails and taking care of
corns and calluses
- Choose supportive, proper footwear (shoes and socks)
- Take steps to improve circulation, such as eating healthier and exercising
on a regular basis
Proper wound care is crucial for healing diabetic foot ulcers. The Parrish
Wound Healing Center offers a number of leading-edge treatments including
Total Contact Casting (TCC), Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Hyperbaric
Oxygen Therapy. These specialized wound-care therapies can aid in wound
closure, new tissue growth, wound tissue regeneration and much more.
Contact the Parrish Wound Healing Center to learn more about diabetic foot
ulcers or if you have a wound that will not heal. Parrish Wound Healing
Center offices are located in the Parrish Healthcare Center at 5005 Port
St. John Parkway in Cocoa/Port St. John, and on the PMC campus in the
North Building in Titusville. To schedule an appointment, call 321-268-6795.
About Parrish Medical Center
Parrish Medical Center (PMC), a Parrish Healthcare integrated care partner,
is located at 951 N. Washington Ave., Titusville, Florida. The 210-bed,
not-for-profit, public medical center has been serving Brevard County
for 60 years. PMC is the first in the nation to be Integrated Care certified
by The Joint Commission and is nationally recognized as One of America’s
Finest Healing Environments®. PMC maintains top-tier national rankings
for clinical outcomes, safety and patients’ experiences according
to CMS, The SafeCare Group, The LeapFrog Group, The National Patient Safety
Movement Foundation and The Joint Commission. PMC is also nationally recognized
among the best places to work in healthcare. For more information, visit
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Healogics is the nation’s largest
provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated
companies manage a network of Wound Care Centers® throughout the United
States and the United Kingdom. Healogics technology-enabled wound care
model supports the critical connection between patients with chronic wounds
and multi-disciplinary teams for continuous, collaborative, patient-centered
care. For more information, please visit