Is it possible that hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to ensure good limb health?

Normal healthy limb. Hbot to prevent deterioration is not an indication for hbot (fda). I am not aware of studies covering preemptive use of hbot as is described in this scenario.
Hyperbaric oxygen. There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve limb health unless there is a more specific indication to use this treatment. There are 13 indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatments approved for payment by medicare.
Not usually. Hyperbaric oxygen is used to treat diabetic foot ulcers that are resistant to treatment. Using the therapy prospectively as a prevention is nor beneficial.

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Is it true that hyperbaric oxygen therapy be used to supplement normal diabetes management to ensure good limb health?

No data. Ther is no data to support the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetics without no healing ulcers. Even in those with chronic wounds the evidence is questionable. Read more...
Yes. No. Maybe. While hyperbaric oxygen therapy (hbot) is a powerful treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, it only works as an adjunct. That is, you have to control the diabetes, restore as much blood flow as possible, perform standard wound care, and "do all the other stuff right, " first. It is only added on for healing after all other options fail. (hbot will not do any good if the limb does not have an ulcer). Read more...
Well, There might be some hyperbaric facilities that use hbot this way. However, treatment of a healthy diabetic (non-ulcerated) limb is not an indication for hbot (fda). This is certainly not a standard practice. Read more...
Hyperbaric oxygen. There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve limb health unless there is a more specific indication to use this treatment. There are 13 indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatments approved for payment by medicare. Read more...

Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy be effective for brain damage linked to long-term solvent abuse?

No. The FDA lists 14. conditions for which the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment outweigh its risks of painful & sometimes serious consequences. It is no help whatsoever for brain damage from any cause, ADHD, Autism. The FDA requests that you report any provider who claims that it is. See www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm. Read more...
Hyperbaric Brain. There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen works on these types of problems. There are specialists that do offer this therapy to patients but you should ask about the research results before committing to this treatment regimen. Medicare does not cover this indication, so the personal cost and professional profit can be large. Read more...