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Diabetes Wounds: Caring for Foot Ulcers and Other Wounds

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

Diabetes wounds can be some of the most challenging to treat, even for the most experienced wound care professionals. As the prevalence of diabetes continues to grow, with 38% of U.S. adults having prediabetes, whether you are new to wound care or a seasoned professional, you will most likely encounter patients with diabetes on an increasing basis.

The American Diabetes Association recognizes November as American Diabetes Month, and as of 2022, diabetes has affected 37.3 million people in the United States. Having diabetes can complicate and delay the healing process of any type of wound, including pressure injuries, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, or trauma wounds.

However, diabetes wounds can be especially pervasive, as they are known to be slow to heal, and there are numerous reasons why. One reason is that the cells most responsible for healing cannot correctly function when the patient has elevated blood sugars or has developed hyperglycemia with an increased risk for arterial disease.

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WCEI to Become Relias Wound Care — New Name. Same Mission

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

As you know, specializing in wound care is all about staying current to ensure you’re practicing the absolute latest standards of care — you are dedicated to constantly improving patient outcomes.

You are tireless in your work, your daily sacrifices, and all you do to provide the best possible wound care to your patients.

At WCEI, we share your commitment. We have always made decisions with this in mind — doing everything we can to share the latest best practices with wound care specialists and make sure we’re delivering you the most current information for your practice. This is why we first partnered with Relias, our parent company, in 2018. We saw the opportunity to reach even more people.

And with Relias, we’ve been able to do just that. Over the past several years, we’ve touched more healthcare organizations, more clinicians, more bedside practitioners to improve wound and ostomy care, heal more patients, and mitigate risk.

This is why we couldn’t be more excited to tell you that what you currently know as the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) will become Relias Wound Care in 2022!

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