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Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. High blood glucose levels make it difficult for wounds to heal and have a higher risk of being infected.

Diabetic ulcers are chronic, complex, or problem wounds of the legs and feet. Diabetic ulcers that fail to heal in three months are usually considered chronic. Some take years to heal or never do.

The use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to treat diabetic lower extremity wounds accelerates healing, reduces amputation rates, and can dramatically improve quality of life.

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HBOT for Diabetic Lower Extremity Wounds

HBOT benefits patients with diabetic lower extremity wounds in the following ways: 

  • Helps fight infections
  • Reduces pain 
  • Creates new blood vessels
  • Speeds up repair and recovery with the boost of oxygen
  • Promotes stem cell mobilization
  • Reduces inflammation

7 Common Side Effects of Diabetes

Common side effects of diabetes include foot ulcers, cardiovascular disease, vision damage, gum disease, fatigue, stroke, and nerve damage.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a diabetic foot ulcer treatment approved by the FDA that aims to help heal these wounds with pure oxygen.

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Learn About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The diabetic sores on the feet of those with this metabolic disease are foot ulcers that can become infected if not properly treated.

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Tips for Diabetic Wound Care

Diabetic wound care tips include learning about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and watching for any signs of regression.

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Diabetes and Wound Healing: How Oxygen Therapy Could Help

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy could help patients with diabetes by improving the wound-healing process of diabetic foot ulcers.

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Diabetes Awareness Month: HBOT Healing Wounds and Saving Lives

Diabetes is a growing epidemic, creating non-healing wounds. Prevention is key, but risks of amputation remain. HBOT heals diabetic wounds & saves lives.

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Manhattan HBOT Office Now Open

HMS opens Manhattan HBOT location, the first free-standing, non-hospital based HBOT site dedicated to hard chamber hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the area.

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Three-Year Anniversary from the Medical Director

Three-Year Anniversary from the Medical Director.

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Bringing Peggy Back

Bringing Peggy Back

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HMS Open House Saturday, September 24

HMS Open House Saturday, September 24

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See if HBOT is Right For You

Our experienced clinical team is available to help you find out if you’re an appropriate candidate for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and to answer any additional questions about HBOT and our facilities.

You deserve the best – our mission is to achieve patient success through personalized, innovative, and compassionate care that enhances your healing potential. We do so at the lowest possible out-of-pocket cost, with only one copay and/or less coinsurance than at a hospital-based HBOT program.

Call us today at (646) 846-2081 or click the “Get Started” button to take the next step with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and learn how it can help you accelerate healing and achieve optimal health!

Experience HBOT at These Locations

Woodbury, NY

(516) 757-0716

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Manhattan, NY

(646) 760-3474

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

(954) 507-3913

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Randolph, MA

(781) 961-7887

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Miami, FL


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