diabetic ulcers

United States
November 24, 2006 8:11am CST
I do personal assistant work for disabled people in their homes. I was wondering if anyone out there with diabetes has experienced a diabetic ulcer? I never knew they could get them on the leg. I knew the feet but not the leg. Please tell me your experiences or any you know of.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
1 Jan 07
My girlfriend has diabetis and sometimes gets ulcers on her leg. It looks so awful. Its a big round circle and its bright red. It also takes a long time to heal, because of having diabetis.
• United States
2 Jan 07
I was really surprised but hers healed fast. I think it took her 2 weeks and it was completely healed.
@shooie (4986)
• United States
27 Nov 06
my father in-law is diabetic but is doing pretty good don't think he has ever had a diabetic ulcer. But I have worked in a hospital and have heard they can get them anywhere on their body...shiver
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• United States
27 Nov 06
One lady I took care of had them on here feet. I know how bad those got. I just hope this ladys heals good on her leg.
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@lechy02 (120)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I work in a hospital. You can get those anywhere on your body. You really have to take care of your skin when your are diabetic.
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Diabetic Ulcers can occur anywhere on the body. It is the inability of a wound to heal and the break down of surrounding skin. These ulcers can be very painful and often require the services of a wound specialist. Standard treatments include moonboots for the feet and legs, wraps, artifical skin placed over the wound... Blood flow is often compromised to the ulcerated area, oxygenation of the affected area is also. Controlling the blood sugar for diabetics is paramount to healing and health.
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@harshadod (858)
• India
28 Nov 06
Diabetic ulcers can happen any where on the body. You need to take ut most care. Get the sugar checked regularly. It needs to be controlled. If the patient is long standing diabetic with a compromised blood flow, take help of doctor till the wound heals.
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@nannacroc (4049)
26 Nov 06
I haven't had personal experience but I knew someone with this problem and the most effective treatment was to wrap seaweed around the affected area.
• United States
26 Nov 06
I have never heard of that. Thank you for your response.
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
31 Dec 06
What do these look like. I take care of my mother who is diabetic and also on dialysis, and she has a sore on her leg but the doctor's have never told me that it's a ulcer. So I was just wondering what it look's like.