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Over The Counter Treatment For Diabetic Ulcers
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose diabetic ulcers and follow it after treatment.?
Not easy: Keys are changing weight-bearing, good wound care, absolute nicotine avoidance, good glucose control, verifying good circulation or improving it, if possible. Special shoes to get your weight off the ulcers is best use of money ($4-500). Wound care can be relatively simple with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Doctor can feel pulses in feet = no vascular work up needed. Avoid regranex, dermagraft, appligraf, hbo. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetic ulcers are sores that develop in people who have advanced diabetes. Most often the sores develop on the feet, but they can be located anywhere on the body that bears weight or pressure. Diabetes causes damage to small blood vessels of the skin, making the skin more ...Read more
Honey and DM : Honey is one of 4000 wound care products. It can be helpful in some patients with some wounds; it is not a panacea; it will not be helpful to many patients; it should not replace careful observation by trained health professionals; it should not be used without clinicians observing the wound. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diabetic Foot Treat: Do not try to treat a diabetic foot infection with home remedies without at least having a professional observing as the consequences of an unsuccessful treatment can mean hospitalization, amputation or overwhelming sepsis and death. There are over 4000+ wound care products that are available so even among professionals, opinions vary. Attention to underlying causes of the ulceration are paramount ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am constantly paranoid that i might be pre-diabetic. I was tested aboutreally scared that they are diabetic ulcers?
Use your paranoia: Towards fixing the problem, by talking it over with your pcp/internist and avoid carbohydrates/sugar foods etc. You can control your blood levels of glucose. Lose weight if you are overweight, do regular exercises. I like the acronym gnap ( go natural, avoid processed) foods as the processed ones contain too much fructose, while natural products don't. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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