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Doctor insights on: Best Diabetic Ulcers Program

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Which products work best on diabetic foot ulcers?

Which products work best on diabetic foot ulcers?

Need to see it: There are too many products to suggest any without seeing your wound and knowing your health history, and the response to previous treatments. You would be best served going to a wound center that has a podiatrist. They have all the latest and best technology to treat you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Can exercise help heal a diabetic ulcer?

Can exercise help heal a diabetic ulcer?

Exercise diabeties: A diabetic ulcer is often on the bottom of feet so that exercise would not be what we encourage; quite the contrary, we spend great efforts with these types of ulcers to relieve pressure with casts and boots and special shoes. ...Read more

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Best diet for type 1 diabetics?

Best diet for type 1 diabetics?

Rewiew every year: Type 1 diabetics should review their diet with a registerd dietician every year. If you are not doing so , call the hospital near you, they should have a team or dietician that can help you out. ...Read more

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Is diabetic foot care important?

Is diabetic foot care important?

Yes: Diabetic foot care is very important. Being diabetic puts you at risk for many issues that can affect the feet. Having a specialist inspect your feet on a quarterly basis can prevent devastating effects diabetes can have including ulcers, infections and possibly loss of limb. So it is very important to have a relationship with a podiatrist who can perform this care. ...Read more

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How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

How are diabetic foot ulcers treated?

Multiple remedies: Wound care requires multi-discipline input for proper wound healing. There are multiple modalities and multiple strategies to get a wound closed but it takes a knowledgeable well trained specialist to know when to implement the appropriate treatment during the course of wound healing similar to a conductor leading an orchestra. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...Read more

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Best diet for diabetis?

Best diet for diabetis?

Low carbohydrates: Low in carbohydrates (concentrated sugars) and moderation. ...Read more

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What are the proper nsaids suitable for me (hypertensive & prediabetic)?

What are the proper nsaids suitable for me (hypertensive & prediabetic)?

Nsaids: There are many inexpensive nsaids available over the counter at your pharmacy. They are trained to help you find what might be best for you. ...Read more

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How is diabetic retinopathy best prevented?

How is diabetic retinopathy best prevented?

Control Risk Factors: Tight control of glucose can help prevent or delay the onset of retinopathy. Control of blood pressure and cholesterol are also important factors. It is important for all diabetics to get annual dilated eye exams from an ophthalmologist to determine whether retinopathy is present. ...Read more

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How do a diabetic specialist and a diabetic educator differ?

How do a diabetic specialist and a diabetic educator differ?

May be the same: A diabetes specialist is a professional whose career is in the care of patients with diabetes, including diabetes educators. Usually diabetes educators have nursing or nutrition backgrounds. Other diabetes specialists are physicians who are subspecialty (fellowship) trained in endocrinology/diabetes following their training in either internal medicine or general pediatrics. ...Read more

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Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Can diabetic foot ulcers heal?

Yes: If cause of ulcer is properly addressed and there is adequate circulation, absence of infection, adequate health/nutrition as well as proper offloading /eliminating excessive pressure on area. ...Read more

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How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

How do you manage care of a type 2 diabetic with hypertension and peripheral neuropathy?

Educate yourself: Cut down on the sugar and salt. Cut down on the crabs (rice potatoes, bread) as they get converted to sugar. You may want to use alternative sweeteners. See a nutritionist. Make a change in your lifestyle now as many of the complications of diabetes are preventable. There are various causes of peripheral neuropathy. Have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Can you please suggest treatment for quick healing of diabetic neuropathic ulcer?

Rx Diabetic Ulcer: There are two main causes of diabetic foot ulcers: neuropathy and arterial. These have different forms of treatment. Unfortunately, both can be involved in the same ulceration so attention by a trained health professional is vital. Contact your primary care physician, wound center, or podiatrist for further workup and attention. ...Read more

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Is diabetic gastropathy and gastroparesis the same? Please advise!

Is diabetic gastropathy and gastroparesis the same? Please advise!

Same thing: Diabetic gastropathy is a more comprehensive term that encompasses all types of stomach motility problems seen in diabetics. They can be used interchangeably when talking to patients as treatment is the same ...Read more

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The best diet for Asian diabetic?

The best diet for Asian diabetic?

Diabetic diet: If you are 24 you likely have type 1 or Insulin requiring diabetes especially if not overweight. Your doctor should sen you to a diabetic nurse clinician who is trained in teaching about the appropriate foods and amounts to eat. He or she will coordinate care with your doctor. ...Read more

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I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

I need a prescription for diabetic insulin pump im type 1diabetic with uncontrolled diabetes and diabetes resistance in the stomach.Covered byMedicaid?

Insulin pump: At age 40 you should not need an Insulin pump. Please see your doctor about this. At age 40 it is unlikely that you need an insulin pump. What you do need is a nurse to help you gradually lose your blood sugar level until you no longer have diabetes Will take some time but quite necessary! ...Read more

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For Type 2 Diabetes, is the change from non diabetic to diabetic instant? At what point are diabetics confirmed diabetics?

For Type 2 Diabetes, is the change from non diabetic to diabetic instant?   At what point are diabetics confirmed diabetics?

Pre-Diabetes: "PRE-Diabetes" or Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) is the precursor to Diabetes. Normal Fasting BG levels are 70-99. 100-125 is the Pre DM or IFG range,... and 2 fasting specimens (No calories for at least 10 hours before lab work) over 126 is diagnostic of TYPE 2 Diabetes. A 3 month Average test (A1C) can also be sued to help confirm and follow treatment for the diagnosis of Type 2 DM. Stay Well ...Read more

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Good diet for diabetic patient?

Good diet for diabetic patient?

Diet: It depends. It's not fasting for sure! you will need to work with a dietitian to get one established for you. If you are overweight, it is one, if you are normal weight person, it is different. There are many ada diets but again, each one needs to be individually tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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What is the best method of healing diabetic foot ulcers ?

What is the best  method of healing diabetic foot ulcers ?

There isn't really..: ...A best method. The reason i love treating diabetic foot ulcers is that they are all different. Because of that there are a large number of dressing choices. Most importantly, however, is to get the pressure off of the ulcer. This is done with a cast, fracture boot, or specialized shoes. Be sure to visit your podiatrist and get the wound evaluated asap! ...Read more

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How is aerobics helpful to diabetic patient?

Exercise Good: Any exercise is god for a diabetic patient. Dieting with decreased sweets and carbohydrates along with a regimented exercise program will go a long way to improving glycemic control. Aerobics helps the heart as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diabetic Ulcers (Definition)

Wound on lower extremity in a patient with diabetes as the skin integrity is lacking May be associated with vascular disease If concerned about bacteria in wound usually there are more than one bacteria at play Often cuts as a result of the walking surface of the foot doesn't ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more