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What exactly is a diabetic foot problem?

What exactly is a diabetic foot problem?

Foot ulceration: Diabetics have loss of protective sensation to their feet. This occurs because excess glucose in the blood causes pathological changes to the nerves. Poor sensation can lead to the development of sores or ulcers. Diabetic also have poor blood supply to their feet so it is difficult to heal the ulcers. The ulcers can get infected and cause gangrene of the foot. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Diabetic Nerve Problems (Definition)

When there is too much sugar floating around in the blood, the nerves get drunk on it and go foggy, mumbling their electrical impulses back to the brain, tingly, and aren't aware of stimulus trying to warn them their is stone in your shoe or that heating pad has been on too long and is burning your skin or you have an infection in your foot when you stubbed your toe, because ...Read more


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What does a diabetic foot look like?

What does a diabetic foot look like?

Normal or abnormal: A diabetic foot may loot completely normal, or it may have skin color changes due to poor circulation. Diabetics also may commonly have an increased risk of developing digital contractures. The presence of neuropathy is also a main contributor to the development of ulceration. ...Read more

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How can I take care of diabetic foot?

How can I take care of diabetic foot?

See a Podiatrist: See a Podiatrist every 3-6 months, he/she will advise you with the rest. ...Read more

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Which is the best bandage for a diabetic foot?

Diabetic foot: This question is not specific enough. Do you mean what is the best bandage for a diabetic foot ulceration? ...Read more

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Sores on diabetic foot - how to deal with them?

Sores on diabetic foot - how to deal with them?

Multiple factors: 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. ...Read more

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What should I do when a diabetic foot is in pain?

What should I do when a diabetic foot is in pain?

See a doctor!: Could be due to diabetic neuropathy, or numbness in the feet due to diabetes which often starts out painful. If your feet are already numb and you are having breakthrough pain it could be something more serious and should be seen by a podiatrist asap. ...Read more

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What happens when you have a diabetic foot wound?

What happens when you have a diabetic foot wound?

Hopefully, not much: Diabetic foot wounds if not healed can lead to life-threatening infections. This can lead to amputation or death as worse case scenarios. Good control of blood sugars, adequate nutrition, good wound care and compliance with doctor's instructions can reduce one's risk of serious complication. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens in a diabetic foot exam?

Please help! what happens in a diabetic foot exam?

Foot Examination: The feet are carefully inspected for any signs of current or potential problems. During a foot exam four general categories or areas are evaluated by the examiner (neurologic, orthopedic, dermatologic, and vascular). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in a diabetic foot exam?

Could you tell me what happens in a diabetic foot exam?

Miracles: Well, maybe not visible ones. The doctor will examine your skin for any cuts, nail problems or growths, evaluate your circulation, test your sensation and muscle strength. He or she will also educate you on proper foot care, the importance of daily foot inspections and well fitting shoes. If you are diabetic and have not been to a podiatrist you should go as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Khan
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Diabetic Foot (Definition)

A diabetic foot is a simply the foot of a person with diabetes. Because of the nature of diabetes, a diabetic foot has certain risk factors that make observing and practicing good ...Read more