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How do I prevent leg ulcers from diabetics?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Good habits.

Diabetics should get into the habit of checking their feet daily for changes.
Keep them moisturized with good lotion rather than soaking (which can dry your feet out more, cause cracking and chapping), wear supportive, protective shoes at all times, and above all, keep strict control of your blood sugar. Controlling your blood sugar keeps your nerves healthy, and avoids ulcers and infections.

In brief: Good habits.

Diabetics should get into the habit of checking their feet daily for changes.
Keep them moisturized with good lotion rather than soaking (which can dry your feet out more, cause cracking and chapping), wear supportive, protective shoes at all times, and above all, keep strict control of your blood sugar. Controlling your blood sugar keeps your nerves healthy, and avoids ulcers and infections.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcers

A careful evaluation of the feet every day for cuts, scrapes, bruises, irritations, corns, calluses is the most important thing that you can do.
A trained podiatrist is vital to every diabetic patient and you should set up regular visits as a preventive maneuver. A determination can be made about diabetic footware for you. Any indication of arterial disease will be referred for studies and consult.

In brief: Diabetic foot ulcers

A careful evaluation of the feet every day for cuts, scrapes, bruises, irritations, corns, calluses is the most important thing that you can do.
A trained podiatrist is vital to every diabetic patient and you should set up regular visits as a preventive maneuver. A determination can be made about diabetic footware for you. Any indication of arterial disease will be referred for studies and consult.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Compression

Leg ulcers, particularly in diabetics, are typically due to venous stasis in the superficial veins.
Compression stockings or wraps are the gold standard in both treatment and prevention of these ulcers. In some cases, though, ulcers can happen anyway and in this case the patient may be a candidate for a venous ablation procedure.

In brief: Compression

Leg ulcers, particularly in diabetics, are typically due to venous stasis in the superficial veins.
Compression stockings or wraps are the gold standard in both treatment and prevention of these ulcers. In some cases, though, ulcers can happen anyway and in this case the patient may be a candidate for a venous ablation procedure.
Dr. Karl Mangold
Dr. Karl Mangold
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