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My mom is a diabetic and has ulcers on her feet. Will she need special care?

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Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ulcers

Absolutely! seek medical attention at your earliest convenience.
Ulceration can lead to infection and amputation if not treated.

In brief: Ulcers

Absolutely! seek medical attention at your earliest convenience.
Ulceration can lead to infection and amputation if not treated.
Dr. Brian Wagner
Dr. Brian Wagner
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diabetic foot

There are many avenues to seek help: your primary care physician can evaluate you and refer you on; a wound care specialist in a wound center; or a podiatrist that has an interest in wounds are your best choices.
But do not hesitate! seek help as soon as possible as foot ulcers in diabetics can get serious very quickly.

In brief: Diabetic foot

There are many avenues to seek help: your primary care physician can evaluate you and refer you on; a wound care specialist in a wound center; or a podiatrist that has an interest in wounds are your best choices.
But do not hesitate! seek help as soon as possible as foot ulcers in diabetics can get serious very quickly.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You bet

Endocrinologist to control diabetes.
Podiatrist for foot care. Need to have pad evaluation and treatment if needed.

In brief: You bet

Endocrinologist to control diabetes.
Podiatrist for foot care. Need to have pad evaluation and treatment if needed.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Special care.

Offloading of diabetic foot ulcers, good nutrition, gycemic control, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential for wound healing.

In brief: Special care.

Offloading of diabetic foot ulcers, good nutrition, gycemic control, regular wound debridement by your physician, and local wound care are essential for wound healing.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes

Diabetics heal from ulcers more slowly compare to a patient without diabetes.
If a diabetic has a foot ulcer, it is recommended she sees her physician to improve her diabetic care (sugar numbers) and a podiatrist to treat the ulcer.

In brief: Yes

Diabetics heal from ulcers more slowly compare to a patient without diabetes.
If a diabetic has a foot ulcer, it is recommended she sees her physician to improve her diabetic care (sugar numbers) and a podiatrist to treat the ulcer.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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