Category: Diabetic Foot

Treatment Of Diabetic Foot

David seemed a littled stunned. He had just been diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic with a high hemoglobin H1C. His doctor told him he needed a diabetic foot exam to see if he was at risk for a diabetic foot ulcer or amputation. As his podiatrist, I explained that he had the beginnings of neuropathy and could not tell if he started to get a diabetic sore on his feet. His blood flow was impaired and would lead to slow healing wounds. His high blood sugar would weaken the immune system and make him more prone to the types of foot infections that lead to diabetic amputation.

With each and every new patient with diabetes, they either fully comprehend the risks of diabetes to their feet (very rare) or they have no clue (very common). With every one of these folks I feel that the one goal is to get them to understand that diabetic foot problems are optional. Diabetes can be a tough disease to deal with. Your doctor starts telling you what to eat, telling you to exercise, lecturing about heart attacks. Then you are at home learning about blood sugar monitoring, taking medicine, pricking your finger every day. People will say, “Now I gotta think about my feet too? Seems like such a hassle.”

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels, which result from defects in insulin secretion, or action, or both. Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes was first identified as a disease associated with “sweet urine,” and excessive muscle loss. In persons with type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas, which are responsible for insulin production, are attacked by the misdirected immune system. It is believed that the tendency to develop abnormal antibodies in type 1 diabetes is, in part, genetically inherited, though the details are not fully understood

For everyone who is diabetic it is very important to be aware of his or her blood glucose readings and never fail to keep up with them. This tracking of blood glucose readings usually requires a whole armory of diabetic testing supplies. Diabetics should always have on hand these diabetic supplies. The common diabetic supplies include an accurate glucometer, alcohol wipes, lancets, and test strips. Diabetic patients who relish South Indian Vegetarians dishes have to practice a healthy diet as they tend to consume more refined polished rice. Diabetic diet should include essential nutrients with low carbohydrate and sugar. Here is a guide for diabetic diet for south indians.diabetic foot infection

There are times when a diabetic should skip the spa. If your skin integrity has already been compromised by an infection or wound, do not take the risk of contamination by having a spa pedicure. Also, if your blood sugar is currently unstable, it may be best to wait until it has stabilized in order to take the risk of a pedicure. Foot complications can become serious, so take all precautions to have happy, healthy feet. During the study they performed, about 70 percent of the patients refused to check on their blood sugar levels and did not follow through with properl

In order to perform a glucose profile, the cat is hospitalized, and following insulin administration, frequent determinations of blood glucose values are made throughout the day. The proper dose of insulin may change with time and may need to be adjusted based on blood glucose profiles, intermittent blood and urine sugar measurements, and response to therapy. Left untreated, death may result. If hypoglycemia develops, the cat should immediately be offered its normal food if it is able to eat. Alternatively, a tablespoon of Karo syrup should be rubbed on the gums or, if the cat can swallow, given slowly by syringe into the mouth.

Use a night cream on face and body before sleeping. Remove excess cream with moist cotton wool, which does not soak up moisture from the skin. Diabetes mellitus (“sugar” diabetes) is a complex and common endocrine disorder in the cat. It is caused either by insufficient production of the hormone, insulin, by the pancreas (type 1 diabetes) or by inadequate response of the body’s cells to insulin (type 2 diabetes). Because diabetic cats are not able to utilize glucose properly, they ultimately develop hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) and subsequent glucosuria (sugar in the urine).

In a more complex variant of the above exercise you breath in while closing one of your nostrils with a finger, hold your breath some while, and then breath out closing the other nostril. Then you repeat it while still closing your other nostril, hold the breath and then breath out while closing the first nostril. Then you hold the position for a short or longer time. If you hold it long, you are breathing relaxed with the complete yoga breath method, but not in such a complete way that the breath makes you exhausted.

Though most diabetic foot amputations are preventable with foot care and proper footwear, people with diabetes have the most non-trauma lower extremity amputations, reports the American Diabetes Association. As a last resort, amputations remove the foot or lower extremity to save a diabetic’s life. Amputations are necessary when wounds do not heal and severe infection is present, and when treatment methods such as antibiotic therapy, wound care and debridement have been attempted with minimal results. The primary goal in the treatment of foot ulcers is to obtain healing as soon as possible. The faster the healing of the wound, the less chance for an infection.