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Diabetic Side Affects And How It Has Affected Me


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Old 01-02-2008, 10:23   #1
 
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Hi! I have Nueropathy in both feet resulting in pain, numbness, and nerve damage ion both feet. The wounds on the bottom of both feet are also healing extremely slow.

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Old 01-03-2008, 02:47   #2
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Hi! I have Nueropathy in both feet resulting in pain, numbness, and nerve damage ion both feet. The wounds on the bottom of both feet are also healing extremely slow.

Hi Again Tracy:

To continue on the topic of the blisters(ulcers) on your feet.....

Obviously, I'm hoping that you have seen and regularly see a GP
or an Endo. If you are not receiving proper care then I'd advise
that you get a new GP who is Very knowledgeable in Diabetes
care. Better yet, an Endocrinologist and/or Podiatrist should be
in your near Future.

Although you did not indicate it, I will presume that your ulcers
are in a Stage 2 since you have had it for that length of time
and you describe it as a blister. A Stage 2 presents as an
abrasion, blister or shallow crater.

An adequate examination of the foot is necessary to determine
the type of treatment. When you see your Dr. or other appropriate
Medical Professional, he/she will probably perform a procedure that
will lower the bacterial load and may suggest that you use specific
dressings. He/she may also prescribe a medication that promotes
the healing process.

If an infection is present then your Dr. will prescribe an antibiotic.

People with foot ulcers may also be advised to remove weight from
the injured limb using crutches, a wheel chair, a special cast, etc.
I think some organiztions still loan out some of these items.

Since I'm not sure of your ulcer stage(or the colour)and I'm not your
Dr., I cannot predict what exactly will be done for you and I would
not feel right to name medications for a serious condition. As you
know, foot ulcers can lead to serious complications. Please see your
Dr.

Just a reminder, it is suggested that Diabetics put their feet up
when they sit, wiggle their toes and flex their feet up and down
(to encourage better circulation). If they smoke...quit(Ya, I know
that one). They also shouldn't cross their legs(definitely not for
long periods of time).

We hope to hear back from you whether it be about your ulcers or
anything else. Take Good Care.



I'm sorry that this took so long but it's been one of those days
when everybody knows your name and some with problems.


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I just got out of the hospital after spening 6 weeks there trying to get rid of an infection in the bone of my right foot and a blood infection. After 6 weeks of heavy duty IV antibiotics, both infections are gone. Being Diabetic means being easily prone to infections.

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I just got out of the hospital after spening 6 weeks there trying to get rid of an infection in the bone of my right foot and a blood infection. After 6 weeks of heavy duty IV antibiotics, both infections are gone. Being Diabetic means being easily prone to infections.

Hello Tracey:

Hey, Good to hear back from you. Wow! Six weeks in hospital.
That must have been touch and go with you for a while.

Yes, I sure know what you mean about infections and Diabetes.
We're Very vulnerable to them. The antibiotics don't work Very
Good now-a-days either since viruses tend to mutate.

Well, I'm Glad to hear that you are over that Bad event. Thanks for
letting us know. Stay Well.


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wow sorry to hear that and its a blessing you are ok!!

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Welcome King:

We hope that you are doing Very well.


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Hello Tracy, I had neuropathy in part of my left foot years ago. It eventually developed in both of my ankles as well. I changed insulins, took some new medication and my control greatly improved. My A1c dropped below 6.0 and stayed there for several years. My neuropathy improved so much and now it rarely bothers me. I think getting good control and avoiding high blood sugar is the best way to fight neuropathy as well as other potential diabetes complications. Good luck to you!

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