Diabetic Sores, Their Care and Treatment

PROTECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE FOOT CARE FOR DIABETICS
Diabetic sores are one of the complications that usually occur in long-term uncontrolled diabetic patients. They develop particularly after the mechanisms of insufficient blood circulation and loss of sensation in the most distal areas of the limbs. Complications can be prevented with regular wound care, foot care, sugar control and dietary measurements.

Diabetic sores are one of the complications that usually occur in long-term uncontrolled diabetic patients. They develop particularly after the mechanisms of insufficient blood circulation and loss of sensation in the most distal areas of the limbs.

Complications can be prevented with regular wound care, foot care, sugar control and dietary measurements.


Diabetic Foot Wounds and Bedsores

Medical Foot Care

Protective and Preventive Foot Care for Diabetics

Diabetic foot sore, one of the most common types of foot sore, is the most important factor causing lower limb amputation. Therefore, all physicians play an important role in early diagnosis and prevention of diabetic foot complications. In order to prevent diabetic foot amputations, it is necessary to know the risk factors in detail, conduct frequent routine examinations, and provide foot care.

The most common risk factors for diabetic foot ulcer formation include structural foot deformity, occlusive peripheral artery disease, and diabetic neuropathy. With the help of training on foot hygiene, nail care, and selecting proper shoes, it is possible to minimize the risk of an injury that can lead to the formation of ulcers.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Foot Wounds And Their Care?

Diabetic sores are one of the complications that usually occur in long-term uncontrolled diabetic patients. They develop particularly after the mechanisms of insufficient blood circulation and loss of sensation in the most distal areas of the limbs.

Since it is noticed by patients late, it is difficult to treat and requires a long treatment period despite its slow formation mechanism. Sores should be treated systematically. Treatment strategies should be determined by evaluating all factors that may cause the sores, in order of occurrence, instead of focusing only on the sores. In our patients thought to have serious circulatory disorders, angiographic intervention in vascular occlusion should be planned, dietary programs should be controlled, and sore care should be closely monitored and evaluated.

Wound treatment is a team work that requires working in cooperation with an interventional radiologist to provide vascular treatment, an endocrinologist for the regulation of sugar levels, a specialist dietician for the arrangement of the nutrition program, a wound care nurse for wound care follow-up, and a hyperbaric oxygen therapy centers.
Damage to the neurological pathways, Diabetes, CNS Disorders, Leprosy. Disruption of the location of the perspiratory glands, Psoriasis, Eczema, Lichen Planus Miliaria (a type of skin disease with an uncomfortable temperature), Absence or loss of perspiratory glands, Damage to the skin and dermal injuries, Congenital absence of sweat glands, Abnormal cell development in the top layer of the skin.

– Skin diseases such as athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), eczema, psoriasis
– Dry skin. -Iron or vitamin B deficiency
– Diabetes, thyroid failure and renal diseases
– Insufficient drying of the feet, leaving them wet

Just as most types of fungi like dark, warm and humid environments, athlete’s foot develop under similar conditions. Especially in working people, the long stay of their feet in their shoes throughout the day is one of the main factors for fungal diseases.
The creams we prefer should be specially produced for the feet. We should not forget to wash our feet to ensure our foot hygiene. We should thoroughly dry our feet after washing. Hair dryers will help us. We should prefer wearing cotton socks instead of synthetic socks. Our nails should be neither too short nor too long. We should free our feet confined to the shoes throughout the day, and ventilate them at home. Our daily shoe preferences should allow our feet to move comfortably; otherwise calluses and ingrown toenails are likely to be a serious problem for us.
The foot care creams, nail file, nail scissors, towel, etc. that you use at home should be special for you. Such materials and products are definitely not suitable for sharing with others. If care is not taken, the risk of transmission of factors such as infectious diseases and fungal skin infections will increase.

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