How To Deal With Broken Ulcers In Diabetics?
At noon, my mother was 66 years old, there was a boil that had ruptured in the stomach area, and finally checked into a health center to check her blood sugar 500. In the medicine, but the broken boil wound had a diameter of 5/7 cm with a hole that had not healed, like blackening. The wound was closed, .. do you need special treatment at the hospital, how about that, huh? Tks
Hello Poppy, Thank you for the question.
How long have these symptoms occurred? Does your mother experience other symptoms such as fever, weakness, sores that appear red, swollen, or get sick? Does your mother always consume diabetes medication regularly and her blood sugar levels are well controlled after an examination by a doctor at the health center?
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar (glucose) levels to be higher than normal, caused by disruption of the production of the hormone insulin or the body that is unable to properly utilize insulin. The hormone insulin is a hormone that has the function of carrying glucose into cells and tissues of the body to be used as energy. If the production of the hormone insulin is disrupted or the body cannot utilize insulin, glucose can accumulate in the blood and can cause tissue damage and other health complications.
The process of wound healing in a diabetics will last longer. Injuries that occur in diabetics are also more susceptible to infection, therefore, diabetics must be more careful if they have injuries to their bodies. In your mother's case, you should advise your mother to consult with a surgeon and internist. If the wound has caused damage to the skin to the hole, then this wound usually must be treated further by a surgeon. The doctor will usually perform wound cleansing so that the infection can be resolved and wound healing can take place properly. Equally important is to consult with a specialist in internal medicine so that the doctor can do an examination on your mother before adjusting the dose of the drug so that glucose levels can be controlled properly. A well-controlled glucose level is needed to maintain an optimal wound healing process.
In the meantime, encourage your mother to keep the wound clean and dry. Your mother can perform wound care according to doctor's orders. Encourage your mother to take diabetes medications regularly.
Hopefully this information is useful.