Doctor insights on:
Diabetics Develop Cellulitis
Yes.: Diabetics are more susceptible to cellulitis for several reasons. First, diabetic nerve damage can decrease sensation, especially over the lower extremities, leading to ulcers where cellulitis can develop. Often, diabetics also have poor circulation, which can lead to breakdown of tissue and impaired healing, and the high blood sugar provides a perfect environment for bacteria to grow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteomyelitis: Not sure i can answer that easily. Osteomyelitis is a bone infection and unfortunately these are more difficult to treat in diabetics. A lot depends on the status of your blood flow. The antibiotics need good blood flow to work so if you have good flow it generally improves the prognosis. Also, good sugar control helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad shape: Hi. That's some bad shape you're in. Most likely your cellulitis & osteomyelitis are in a foot. You need a wound clinic, wound debridement, longterm IV antibiotics, assure adequate arterial supply (may require revascularization), maybe hyperbaric oxygen, and really good, tight blood sugar control. I hope this can be healed and not require amputation; amputation is not the end of the world, however ...Read more
I had some ultrasounds and they reported low pulses in the ankles. I also have diabetes and what looks like starting ulcers and cellulitis. What doc?
Vascular specialist : Diabetic foot ulcers occur as a result of various factors, such as peripheral neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. The management of this condition is complex and you should receive care from physicians who have an active interest in this complex problem. Emphasis on routine preventive podiatric care, appropriate shoes, avoidance of smoking and adequate glycemic control should be placed! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is amputation recommended for a diabetic male patient 67yo with bad cellulitis in left foot who has suffered stroke (left part of body)? It's my dad.
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Cellulitis in diabetics
- Bite cellulitis developed related
- Cellulitis diabetic foot
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Insulin-resistant diabetes
- What is a home treatment for cellulitis if diabetic?
- How to develop a diabetic food plan?
- Can a 2 year old develop a diabetic coma?
- Talk to a dermatologist online