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Diabetes and its effect on wound healing and patient care

VOL: 99, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 70Maria Mousley, MSc, BSc, DpodM, is chief podiatrist in diabetes care, Northampton Primary Care TrustDiabetes is a multisystem disorder that affects the wound healing process. Physiological changes in tissues and cells may delay healing and complications of diabetes also have an impact. Given these factors, it is important for health care teams working across the acute community interface to manage diabetic wounds effectively.

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