November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes.

Did you know that if left untreated, a diabetic foot ulcer can become infected and in turn lead to the loss of a limb? In fact, research has shown that diabetic foot ulcers precede approximately 84% of all lower leg amputations. Diabetic patients should be referred to the wound healing center at the first sign of a non-healing foot wound. To learn more, call Advanced Wound Care at (575) 446-5550.