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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
38 years experience Wound care
Numbness, discharge: The typical ulcer caused by having diabetes is that due to the development of peripheral neuropathy. Once a daibetic has lost sensation in the feet, t ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Diabetic ulcers: This is great question in order to make the point that you just might have no symptoms. Diabetic patients may have neurological problems and have no f ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
A hole in your foot: An ulcer by definition is a hole or opening in your skin. A diabetic may or may not feel it. More commonly it is not felt due to damage of nerves know ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
Wound: Wound on lower extremity in a patient with diabetes as the skin integrity is lacking May be associated with vascular disease If concerned about bacter ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Absolutely: Diabetic ulcers are typically seen on the feet and not in the stomach if that's what you're thinking.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Usually, this is an ulcer on the foot a patient has that is diabetic. The patient is at a higher risk than a non diabetic due to impaired healing tha ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Marquart
18 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The only natural method for healing diabetic ulcers that I am aware of is good blood sugar control. However, most people require diabetic medications ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Infection,osteomyeli: Infection and cellulitis of the ulcer and osteomyelitis can require hospitalization for further treatment.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Yes many: Here is a good place to start: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/460282-overview.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Deep and Moist: Diabetic ulcers are usually deep and moist. Usually located at pressure points on the bottom of the foot. If infected they will drain smelly fluid. Th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Circulation: Patients with diabetes develop numbness (neuropathy) in their feet which puts them at risk for getting wounds. Diabetes causes blockages in the small ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hsu
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Google: You can find various diabetic foot ulcers under google images.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: Studies are coming about the the use of honey in diabetics. The caveat being: this must only be used under the guidance and supervision of a trained m ... Read More

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