Why Are Foot Ulcers Common In Diabetics?

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Homeopathy offers some very good medicines for peptic ulcer disease. But in homeopathy, the symptoms of the disease are much more important than the ulcer itself. This is because to select the right medicine doctor needs to differentiate between the peculiar symptoms of the disease which, vary from person to person. homeopathy not only tries to heal the ulcer but also tries to remove the general predisposition to acquire it and prevent them.

Diabetic Ulcers: Practice Essentials, Pathophysiology, Etiology

Diabetic foot ulcers, as shown in the images below, occur as a result of various factors, such as mechanical changes in conformation of the bony architecture of the foot, peripheral neuropathy, and atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease, all of which occur with higher frequency and intensity in the diabetic population. [ 1 , 2 ] Diabetic ulcer of the medial aspect of left first toe before and after appropriate wound care. Nonenzymatic glycation predisposes ligaments to stiffness. Neuropathy causes loss of protective sensation and loss of coordination of muscle groups in the foot and leg, both of which increase mechanical stresses during ambulation. Diabetic foot lesions are responsible for more hospitalizations than any other complication of diabetes. [ 3 ] Diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the United States, with approximately 5% of diabetics developing foot ulcers each year and 1% requiring amputation. 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, [ 4 ] and assessment for Continue reading >>

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  1. lh378

    Has anyone had any experience with A1C kits, such as the one below?

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  2. Sam

    Yes I’ve used these (this same exact kit appears under quite a few different brand name and generic) and the older walmart model which required you to soak a couple patches on a card with blood then mail them into a lab…
    The a1cNow style like you show here are reasonably easy to use… the patch card ones (which I believe no longer exist) were quite difficult.
    I wouldn’t have a ton of confidence of the precision accuracy of any of the above… I think generally they’d be most useful for people trying to figure out if they have an elevated A1C or if their A1C has significantly changed… not for someone analyzing the difference between a 5.8 and 6.0.

    I wouldnt pay $40 for one. I believe they’re substantially cheaper at Walmart.

  3. Eric

    Has anyone had any experience with A1C kits, such as the one below?

    I use them all the time. They have always been very close to the lab results, usually within 0.1 or closer.

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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. earls413

    Can my blood sugar be causing daily headaches?

    Hi, I started having pretty severe headaches and pressure in my right temple in January and saw my Dr. who ran a ton of blood tests as well as an mri and cat scan. My mri was negative my cat scan showed a mucuos retension cyst in my right maxillary sinus, but was told that this would not cause my headaches. I got a second opinion from an ent who said the same thing. I was told though that my c-peptid test and other tests indicated I was now a type 1 diabetic. I was having high blood sugar readings with no changes in my diet but thought they were from me being sick daily with migraines. My endo said he didn't think my migraines were from my blood sugar but I'm not sure he's right. They are worse when I'm high. They gave me maxalt for the onset of migraines and depakote to try to prevent them, neither has been real successful and I've gained 15 lbs in 2 months so I stopped taking the depakote. I don't think they are migraines either I get tension in my right temple, some dizziness, blurred vision, and nausea. Does anyone think these are diabetes related.

  2. furball64801

    When I was high many years ago I did have headaches, all I know for me that when my numbers came down I did started feeling better. I think lowering them slowly helped me, large swings can make you feel like garbage.

  3. earls413

    I feel pretty crappy most days severely fatigued etc, the thing is I'm not as high as I used to be. The tension usually hits around 180 or so but some days my bs is fine all day and I still get them.

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Why They’re Dangerous

What’s the number one reason people with diabetes are hospitalized? Diabetic foot ulcers—chronic open wounds on the bottom of the feet. They’re a common occurrence for people with Type II diabetes. And they’re difficult to treat and can become on ongoing, expensive, debilitating problem. J. Marshall Devall, DPM, Podiatrist at the Temple Santa Fe Center, discusses diabetic foot ulcers, how to treat them and how to avoid them. What Is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? “An ulcer is a chronic wound. If you wore a new pair of pumps and went out dancing and got a blister on your heel, that’s not an ulcer. An ulcer is a chronic wound that stays open,” explains Dr. Devall. “The goal of treatment is closing your wound as quickly as possible, since prolonged healing time increases your risk of infection, hospitalization, amputation and death.” Unhealed diabetic foot ulcers are common and serious complications of diabetes. If they’re not treated properly, Dr. Devall says, they increase the risk of: Infection Hospitalization Amputation Death “Approximately 15 percent of diabetic foot ulcers result in amputations,” says Dr. Devall, “and foot ulcers are a contributing factor in mo Continue reading >>

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  1. GregGolden

    Hi, Im just wondering if the average life span for non diabetics are the same for diabetics? And if not what is the average life span for diabetics?

  2. DeusXM

    Supposedly people with diabetes have slightly shorter life expectancies, because having the condition makes you more suceptible to, well, everything, pretty much. However it's hard to say really. You can look at the average age of death for people with diabetes in 2005, but you've also got to remember that a lot of those people would probably have had the condition for many years and would initally not have had the benefit of new monitors and insulins. Having said that, there are quite a few individuals with diabetes who are now in their 80s and 90s, having had the condition for over 70 years.
    Basically, your life expectancy is dependent on you. Keep getting good A1cs and you pretty much negate the effect of having diabetes. The flip side is also that, as a person with a major medical condition, you're probably going to pay more attention to your health and see doctors more regularly, so you might even end up with a longer than average lifespan.
    Bottom line is, if you look after yourself, you'll probably make it to the late 70s/early 80s. If you don't, you'll probably be lucky to make it past 60. As ever, the ball is in your court.

  3. JediSkipdogg

    The hardest part to remember is money. Seeing all of those doctors gets expensive, so you have to remember to start saving money when you are young or you won't have the money then. So most likely you will just skip an appointment here or there and not worry.
    Also, you may have other problems, I don't know anyone that is 70 years old and on an insulin pump. Definitely not a person that has been on one for 50 years. So it would be interesting to see what happens to a person's skin that has been poked at and had a catheter in it in other places over 50 years. Not to mention could you be able to still put an infusion set in when you are 70-80 years old? Or even give a shot. So again, extra money to have the young 25 year old nurse do it for you. Or just save the money and find someone that age to take care of you.

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