Why Are Foot Ulcers Common In Diabetics?

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Prevention Of Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran 1Department of Neurology, Neuroscience Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran 2Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran Correspondence to: Assistant Prof. Gholamreza Askari, Food Security Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran. E-mail: [email protected] Received 2012 Jan 27; Accepted 2012 Oct 12. Copyright : International Journal of Preventive Medicine This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. It is estimated that on an average 7% of the world population are diabetics now and this number is estimated to increase to 8.3% by 2030. It is also estimated that 80% of the diabetics patients live in developing countries.[ 1 ] On an average every 30 s an extremity is amputated due to complications of diabetes mellitu Continue reading >>

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  1. Echo1030

    Healthy, fit 28 year old with pre-diabetic numbers...why? And what do I do?

    Hi all,
    So after feeling lousy for a while, especially after I eat, my doctor finally thought to order a 2 hour glucose tolerance test (my fasting glucose is actually quite low- usually 50-60). My fasting was 60, my one hour was 160 and my two hour was 145. I have a home meter and got the same ballpark numbers after meals- sometimes lower, sometimes higher.
    Everything I read about dealing with pre-diabetes deals with management through diet, weight loss, and exercise. Except that I'm 28, a health-food nut, I eat no processed foods, no refined carbs, no refined sugar (low sugar in general), no trans-fats, etc. I'm very active, am fit, and there is no history of diabetes in my family.
    So... I guess my question is... what the heck? I don't get to see my doctor until later in the week, and I'm getting nowhere in terms of research on causes and management that don't involve obesity, etc. Does anyone have any tips, ideas, or similar experiences?

  2. graeme2020

    Welcome to DD and sorry you needed to find this forum. I am sure you will soon become an expert in what ever you will need to do to stay on top of this. There are many inspiring success stories here.
    The GTT results are quite high for pre-diabetes. In my (non-medical opinion) if the results were the same at another test I suspect your Dr would want to start medication sooner rather than later. (Have you done a HbA1c test?) Since your symptoms seem to have been around for a while I wonder whether you could be a type 1.5 (also known as LADA diabetes). This is a slowly developing form of type 1 diabetes. Drs often miss this, and spend a a long time trying unsuccessfully to control it with type 2 medications. There are more tests your Dr can order to find out whether you are type 1, 1.5, or 2. But you may need to push a little!
    Other people here are successful in controlling their blood glucose by rigorously limiting the amount of carbohydrate in their diet (all CHO not just super refined CHO).
    But hope your follow up with the Dr goes well.

  3. furball64801

    Hi and welcome to DD since you say you consume few carbs can you give us the exact foods you do it. For a diabetic or individual with glucose issues weird things happen even when we think we are eating healthy. Could be hypoglycemic which goes to type 2 and you absolutely do not need to be overweight to get it. My mom was 100 lbs and my aunt 85 lbs and still type 2.

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