Treatment Of Foot Wounds In Diabetics?

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Good afternoon Doctor,

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Hello Mr Azuddin,

High blood sugar levels for a long time can cause damage to nerve fibers, leading to diabetic neuropathy. This nerve damage often occurs at the ends / edges of the body (peripheral), for example in the feet and hands. Symptoms include tingling, burning sensation, and numbness. High blood sugar also weakens the walls of blood vessels, especially those that are small and located at the edges.

For wound healing, it requires proper bleeding so that nutrients can reach the tissue and the healing process occurs. But in patients with diabetes, the blood circulation is not good because of the damage to these blood vessels so that the wound heals for very long. These long healing wounds can also become a den of germs, causing decay. Nerve damage due to diabetes (diabetic neuropathy) exacerbates the symptoms. Often diabetes patients do not realize that there is a small wound on the leg because it feels numb, so the wound is not treated quickly and then the wound grows so that it gets worse.

Doctors who treat diabetes wounds are surgeons, along with internal medicine doctors to control diabetes. Because for healing to occur, blood sugar must be controlled. Currently you can consult your doctor and your doctor will ask for a referral to a specialist surgeon to treat the wound. Good control of blood sugar with medication and maintaining a good lifestyle and hygiene can help heal wounds and prevent further injuries.

Read: Diabetic Ulcer

Regards,

dr. Mega

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