Acknowledging that there is a prevalence of persons suffering from diabetes in The Bahamas, Dr. George Charite yesterday addressed treatment options for persons suffering from chronic wounds that may stem from that disease.

Dr. Charite, who specializes in wound care and hyperbaric medicine, shared with Rotarians of the Freeport Club during their regular weekly meeting at Ruby Swiss some startling statistics about the disease.

"The diabetes population worldwide is between nine to 12 percent and that is a large number of people in the community. Out of those people who have diabetes, approximately 15 to 20 percent of them in their lifetime have some type of chronic wounds," he said.

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