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Diabetes and Wound Care

At Valley Baptist Health System, we know that those with diabetes need to be extra cautious when it comes to wound care. We know how important diabetes education and treatment both are. That’s why we have created the Wound Care Clinic just for your unique needs.

That’s Valley Baptist Care.

Wound Care

Even the smallest scrape can turn into a devastating wound for someone with diabetes, and the rate of amputation is 10 times higher than for people without diabetes.

If you have a wound that hasn't improved in a month or healed completely in two months, you should consider seeking help at our Wound Care Clinic or Foot Care Institute.

Handling Problem Wounds

Our comprehensive services ensure the effective treatment of wounds, and include the following:

  • Wound Assessment
  • Treatment Plans
  • Trained Physicians and Staff
  • Education
  • Discharge Planning
  • Support Services
  • Complete Assessment of:  physical status, nutritional status, educational needs, sensory loss
  • Lab testing, including wound cultures
  • Transcutaneous oxygen measurements

Therapies available:

The center has at its disposal a wide range of therapies designed to promote healing, including:

  • Debridement
  • Bio-engineered Tissue Grafting
  • Support Service Recommendations
  • Infection Management
  • Compression Therapy
  • Off-loading
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Revascularization

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville
Wound Care Clinic
(956) 698-5546

Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen
Wound Care Clinic
(956) 389-1940

Wound Care

People with diabetes have to be extra careful with wounds. Even the smallest nick or cut can create a problem quickly, but we’re here to help.

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Foot Care Institute

Proper foot care is a core component of diabetes wellness. Let our professional staff make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your feet healthy.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

More oxygen means more healing, and our hyperbaric oxygen therapies speed relief to wounds and get you better faster. This medical treatment helps you to heal.

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The Diabetes Education Center

Effective diabetes education can reduce long-term complications from this disease. We offer an outpatient diabetes education series for patients newly diagnosed with diabetes, as well as for those who have had diabetes for some time.

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