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Can You Tell Me If There Are Any Special Bandages To Help A Diabetic Ulcer Heal
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 in addition to dietary changes. Another key is prevention. Since the nerve endings become damaged, they lose sensation, a natural protective mechanism. Wear properly fitting shoes that avoid pressure spots. Always protect your feet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetic foot ulcer: Do not use constant pressure on a diabetic foot ulcer. Your podiatrist or wound care professional needs to evaluate the ulcer and make recommendations. The standard of care for diabetic foot ulcers due to neuropathy is to offload the pressure from the wound, not to increase it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me if there are any natural ways of increasing circulation to help with diabetic ulcers?
Limited: The only natural way of increasing circulation is by exercising the part of the body involved, usually your legs. This would have to be done under close supervision of your doctor because the exercise can be very bad for you if done to excess. Following a diet routine that will help unclog the arteries involved would also be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the ulcer: There are a variety of wound care products available. There are various types of wounds, each requiring a different type of approach for optimal healing. The type of product that one will need depends on the needs and type wound. Consult with your physician as to what would be best for you. Do not attempt to take care of it on your own as this may lead to unnecessary need for amputation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic foot: There are many avenues to seek help: your primary care physician can evaluate you and refer you on; a wound care specialist in a wound center; or a podiatrist that has an interest in wounds are your best choices. But do not hesitate! seek help as soon as possible as foot ulcers in diabetics can get serious very quickly. Hemp seeds will only delay a healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As long as there is enough blood flow (circulation) and the wound is protected and taken care of and there is no underlying infection of the surrounding bones, the chances of healing the ulcer are fairly good. Often the blood flow has to be improved, antibiotics are administered and protective footwear is worn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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