Why Does A Wound Doesn T Heal When You Have Diabetes?

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How To Care For Cuts And Scratches If You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you may want to be a little more cautious about taking care of simple cuts, scratches, scrapes and bruises. In fact, skin care of any kind is important to your health. Bruises are the simplest to address. As long as the skin is not broken, you really don’t need to do much of anything, except keep an eye on the area. “A bruise is a bruise and will act like a bruise and go through the different changes in color over time,” says dermatologist Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD. “So being diabetic does not necessarily mean it will lengthen the way a bruise will resolve or not.” If you have any type of laceration, however, you should keep a keen watch for infections because diabetics are more prone to developing infections, according to Dr. Poblete-Lopez. The signs of infection to look for around the cut are redness, warmth, tenderness and pus drainage. “If you have any of those signs, you definitely need to bring it to the attention of your doctor, because you may need oral antibiotics,” she says. A diabetes specialist’s approach There are some differences of opinion among diabetes experts and dermatologists when it comes to healing wounds, so we will tak Continue reading >>

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  1. buggle

    Which is correct?
    type 1 diabetes
    Type 1 Diabetes

  2. manic4titans

    I am not an English teacher but I think Type 1 Diabetes. It is a proper name of a disease, wouldn't you think? I probably type it 5 different ways because I get in a hurry and don't really care as long as I convey my message. ha!

  3. Jordansmom

    Buggle, Jordan finds this thread funny because you're calling for the grammar police and didn't capitalize "calling".
    In the Pink Panther Book its lower case, "type 1 diabetes".

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