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Organogenesis Launches Fight4MyFeet for Diabetes Patient and Healthcare Provider Communities
Date:11/6/2013

CANTON, Mass., Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organogenesis Inc., a commercial leader in the field of regenerative medicine, is launching Fight4MyFeet, an educational program and online resource focused on proper foot hygiene within the diabetic community. Fight4MyFeet offers patients and clinicians tools and strategies to help ensure the best chance of healing a diabetic foot ulcer.  

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In 2010, 26 million people in the United States had diabetes and seven million were undiagnosed.[1] The incidence of chronic wounds is highest among the eight percent of the total U.S. population who have diabetes[2], and fifteen percent of those with diabetes can expect to develop a foot ulcer at some point in their lives.[3],[4] Diabetic foot complications are the most common cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the industrialized world. The risk of lower extremity amputation is 15 to 46 times higher in people with diabetes than in persons who do not have diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, foot complications are the most frequent reason for hospitalization in patients with diabetes.[5]

"As a vascular surgeon and a wound care specialist who treats foot ulcerations, I've found that education on foot care isn't as often mentioned as diet and lifestyle changes to patients living with diabetes," said Gary W. Gibbons, MD, Medical Director, South Shore Hospital Center for Wound Healing. "My team and I educate diabetics about proper foot care and it's great that there is now a website I can refer my patients to."

Fight4MyFeet is designed to help people with diabetes fight for their feet by providing them with easy-to-understand information about the prevalence of diabetic foot ulcers among people living with diabetes, simp
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