Can Wounds In Diabetics Be Healed If Blood Sugar Levels Have Dropped?
I want to ask this, now my mother has just finished surgery on her foot on the bottom left corner of the foot, and my mother’s leg is now like a triangular hole because it has been cleaned by the doctor here. So I want to ask, if my mother’s sugar drops to 150 will that meat grow again? and how long does it usually take to wait for it to dry? That’s all. Thank you please answer yes
Hello, good morning Iza.
One of the complications of diabetes (diabetes / diabetes) is peripheral nerve disorders, so that the parts at the ends of the body such as the soles of the feet are less sensitive and tend to feel numb. This makes diabetics more at risk of getting a wound on the leg and at risk for further infection as a result of late treatment, because they do not feel that they have a wound. Another cause of wounds that are difficult to heal in diabetics is because diabetics have high blood glucose (blood sugar) levels, which are 'favored' by bacteria, because they can help the growth of bacteria. In addition, the immune system of diabetics also tends to decrease, so this can also cause wounds to tend to take a long time to heal.
However, this does not mean that diabetes wounds cannot be healed. The healing time for diabetes wounds tends to take longer. However, to ascertain how long the wound will begin to improve is also influenced by several factors, such as the size of the wound, the depth of the wound, the presence or absence of infection, hygiene factors and treatment compliance. Controlled blood sugar levels (normal, which is below 120 mg / dL on a fasting blood sugar test or below 200 mg / dL on a time / non-fasting blood sugar test) can also help accelerate wound healing. Some of the things you can do to treat diabetes wounds include:
clean the wound regularly, clean it every day at the nearest clinic or health center to reduce the pressure on the wound, in the condition that your mother's wound is on the soles of her feet, you should rest your feet or use soft pads so that the wound is not stepped on while walking, pay attention if there are any signs of worsening of the wound, namely the occurrence of signs of infection, namely the appearance of pus, watery wounds, increased pain, fever, etc. consumption of healthy foods with attention to blood sugar levels
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa