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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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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


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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Diabetic foot?

Higher risk foot.: 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 foot care a priority. ...Read more

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Any advice for someone with diabetic foot who will go on a long flight?

Any advice for someone with diabetic foot who will go on a long flight?

Be prepared: Be sure to wear properly measured and fitted shoes. Do not forget to bring along your medication. Control you blood sugar. Get up occasionally and walk around for a few steps. Aks you doctor if you should wear compression stockings to prevent blood clots. ...Read more

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I have diabetic foot and I am going to go on a long flight what should I do?

When sitting: Perform some foot and ankle excercises, make sure to get up and walk around every so often (at least once per hour.) you can wear compression socks if your circulation is fine in the legs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about tips for someone with diabetic foot who will go on a long flight?

Can you tell me about tips for someone with diabetic foot who will go on a long flight?

Diabetic foot: A long flight can be stressful which can increase blood sugar as well as a poor diet on the plane and dehydration. Check your blood sugar on a long flight, get up and walk around and drink water. Make sure you have your meds on you and not packed. ...Read more

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What are diabetic foot infections?

What are diabetic foot infections?

Diabetic foot infect: The diabetic can develop ulcers in the foot that can get colonized with bacteria and infected easily. The ability of the diabetic to heal is compromised. Often, these ulcers are colonized with more than one type of bacteria. The level of infection can advance (become deeper) very quickly and then muscle, tendon and bone become exposed creating further treatment challenges. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic foot infections?

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What causes diabetic foot infections?

Multi-factorial: Diabetics often develop nerve damage, which can decrease sensation especially over the lower extremities. Ulcers can then develop on the feet, usually on pressure points from standing or a tight-fitting shoe. Diabetics may also have poor circulation, which can lead to breakdown of tissue and impaired healing of the ulcer, and high blood sugar allows bacteria to grow and cause infection. ...Read more

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What does diabetic foot pain feel like?

What does diabetic foot pain feel like?

Diabetic neuropathy: The pain can be burning in nature, there can be hypersensitivity to touch, there may be combinations of numbness, tingling and burning or complete numbness. ...Read more

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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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Diabetic foot sores: are they contagious?

Diabetic foot sores: are they contagious?

No: They are typically present from too much pressure in an area or poor blood flow. See a foot specialist to help resolve them ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent diabetic foot disorders?

Multifactorial: Inspect feet and shoes daily. Check feet every day for cuts, bruises, sores, or changes to the toenails, such as thickening or discoloration. Exercise and walking can keep weight down and improve circulation. Be sure to wear properly measured and fitted shoes. Never try to remove calluses, corns, or warts by yourself. Control you blood sugar. Have regular checkups by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

Too broad a question: It depends on what you are focussing on - the cause of the diabetic foot pain or the symptom itself or both.

This is too broad of a question to answer because the first thing that has to be determined is how well controlled is the diabetes. Treating the pain is treating the symptom but the cause of the pain may be related to the damage to the nerves caused by the disease. ...Read more

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What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

What medication will help with diabetic foot pain?

It depends: On the etiology of the pain. If your referring to neuropathy, diffent meds work for different people. Sometimes even vitamins can help if its neuropathy like alpha Lipoic acid or Metanx. ...Read more

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Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

Can herbal medicines treat a wounded diabetic foot?

No: Take no chances with a diabetic foot injury, consult a specialist, take appropriate antibiotics, dressings, topical creams as directed. You can use herbals for other ailments ...Read more

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Is diabetic foot normally black with spots on it.?

Diabetic feet: Diabetes typically tends to poor peripheral circulation, this can first show up as abnormal pigmentation, cold, and pulseless feet. Often can lead to amputation. Look after your feet, and your diabetes. ...Read more

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What are some herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

None whatsoever: Diabetic foot wounds are incredibly serious conditions that can put your limb and life at risk. Don't fool around with herbal "cures." you should, if you're not already, be under the care of a team of doctors for this, including an endocrinologist, podiatrist, vascular surgeon, nutritionist, cde, pedorthist and possibly even an orthopedist and neurologist. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Are there any herbal medicines for wounded diabetic foot?

Possibly...: There maybe herbal remedies such as a original
oil, however, if it is truly a diabetic foot infection you need traditional medicine in order to heal properly. Once you have a diabetic foot infection the herbal medications are not the right way to proceed. ...Read more

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Can someone who is insulin resistant develop a diabetic foot?

Can someone who is insulin resistant develop a diabetic foot?

Diabetic foot: Type ii diabetes is associated with Insulin resistance. Yes, type ii diabetics develop complications with their nerves and arteries that can allow them to develop a diabetic foot. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What hope is there for this diabetic foot?

Need expert advice. What hope is there for this diabetic foot?

See below.: Keep sugar under control, wear proper fitting, supportive shoes, check feet daily for any abnormalities. If see anything unusually, get medical attention. Exercise regularly and get foot exam regularly. Do not attempt to treat problems by yourself. If poor circulation or neuropathy, have toenails and callus treated by podiatriist. ...Read more

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Please answer! What medications would help with diabetic foot pain?

Metanx: Check out metanx for neuropathy pain. It is affordable if purchased through brand direct health. Ask you doctor if this may be right for you. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for not treating a diabetic foot puncture?

Are there any side effects for not treating a diabetic foot puncture?

Infection.: Diabetics don't heal nearly as well as non-diabetics, so even a very straight-forward puncture wound can become infected and cause major problems. See your podiatrist for wound care. ...Read more

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How is a diabetic foot infection treated?

How is a diabetic foot infection treated?

Depends on severity: It really depends on the severity. Infectious disease society newest guidelines break down infections into mild, moderate and severe with mild infections treated with oral antibiotics and or topical, but moderate to severe may require hospitalization and IV antibiotics. It's also based on culture results and the type of bacteria that is growing in the wound w/ resistant bacteria on the rise. ...Read more