Foot ulcers are a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes, forming as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. They’re most common under your big toes and the balls of your feet, and they can affect your feet down to the bones.
All people with diabetes can develop foot ulcers and foot pain, but good foot care can help prevent them. Treatment for diabetic foot ulcers and foot pain varies depending on their causes. Discuss any foot pain or discomfort with your doctor to ensure it’s not a serious problem, as infected ulcers can result in amputation if neglected.
Physical examination of the extremity having a diabetic ulcer can be divided into examination of the ulcer and the general condition of the extremity, assessment of the possibility of vascular insufficiency, and assessment for the possibility of peripheral neuropathy. The staging of diabetic foot wounds is based on the depth of soft tissue and osseous involvement. A complete blood cell count should be done, along with assessment of serum glucose, glycohemoglobin, and creatinine levels.
The management of diabetic foot ulcers requires offloading the wound by using appropriate therapeutic footwear,daily saline or similar dressings to provide a moist wound environment, debridement when necessary, antibiotic therapy if osteomyelitis or cellulitis is present,optimal control of blood glucose, and evaluation and correction of peripheral arterial insufficiency.
As we all know that The pancreas makes a substance called insulin and it moves glucose, a sugar, from the blood into the muscles, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel. Because of the risks involved with surgery, most people with Type I & II diabetes will have to go for the option called amputation if this defect left untreated.
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