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.
• 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.
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.