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Need Help With Diabetic Ulcers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 4 more doctor answers
See a retina special: If you mean what kind of treatments are available, there are many. For diabetic macular edema: laser, eye injections of medicine (anti-vegf and steroids). For proliferative diabetic retinopathy: laser, eye injections of medicine. For vitreous hemorrhage: vitrectomy surgery with laser. For tractional retinal detachment: vitrectomy, with laser and membrane peeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type1 diabetes can consider themselves "diabetic".Patients with type 2 diabetes are not "diabetic", they should work to get rid of it. Agree or not?
Are there any recommended vitamins or remedies to help treat a diabetic person with peripheral vascular disease?
Depends on type: Most physicians have at some point in their training encountered patients in dka. Anesthesiologists see them when requiring surgery for life-threatening infection or as ICU physicians. Also common is honk, a similar disease seen in type 2 diabetics. Both are life-threatening and may require ICU treatment. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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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