Diabetes and its effects on wound healing
Ailsa Sharp Lecturer in adult nursing, Edinburgh Napier University
Jane Clark Clinical support manager, Systagenix Wound Management, Gatwick, Surrey
This article discusses the reasons why wounds in people with diabetes take longer to heal and are more susceptible to complications. The physiology of the wound healing process, and how this is affected by diabetes, is outlined. The article also explains why wounds in patients with diabetes are more prone to infection and discusses preventive measures.
Nursing Standard. 25, 45, 41-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.07.25.45.41.c8626Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review