Blood sugar, wound care linked
Researchers in the Division of Podiatry at BIDMC and the Doctor's Research Network of South Miami have found a direct correlation between a diabetic patient's ability to heal a wound and their blood sugar control.
The study prospectively followed 458 diabetic patients with open foot ulcerations and tracked their hemoglobin A1C, a long term measure of blood sugar control.
Based on this long term study, the researchers proved for the first time that Hemoglobin A1C does in fact have a direct bearing on wound healing.
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