Understanding Diabetic Neuropathy

What is Diabetic Neuropathy? If you have diabetes, a type of nerve damage called diabetic neuropathy may occur. It...

How Cardiologist and Podiatrists Work Together to Prevent Amputation

Our Podiatrist, Dr. David Swain, and our wound care nurse, Donna Geiger, APRN, CWON, have dedicated their careers to...

Cold Weather and Non-Healing Wounds

As October is coming to an end and winter and the holidays are approaching, so is the chillier weather....

Why Chose the Amputation Prevention Center at FCCI?

Woodrow Buie had reached the last resort. He was facing a wound that could not heal without proper blood...

PAD Awareness Month

September has been coined Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) awareness month. PAD is a cardiovascular disease characterized by the peripheral...

Amputation is NOT Your Only Choice

The Amputation Prevention Center at First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) True or false, if you have the following, then...

Improve your Mobility by Practicing these 5 Steps

The best way you can improve your mobility is to keep your feet healthy, especially if you are diabetic....

Women with Diabetes have an Increased Risk of Heart Failure

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American Diabetes Association. There...

Best Foot and Ankle Exercises for People with Diabetes

People with diabetes are at risk for an amputation. Exercise in people with diabetes has multiple benefits, such as...

All About Foot Ulcers

What are they? Foot ulcers are wounds or leisures around the foot and ankle area that either don’t heal...