One of the most common complications of diabetes is poor or delayed wound healing. Yes, diabetes can inhibit the body’s natural wound healing capabilities. This is because the abnormal spike in the blood glucose levels and the compromised immune system makes the diabetic body hard to fight against infections.
For a diabetic patient, every wound is a health concern and calls for immediate attention. Legs especially the feet, receive far less blood supply when compared to other parts of the body, and for diabetics it could spell foot problems. Foot problems are notoriously difficult to treat and the treatment can often be a long and challenging endeavor.Even minor wounds can turn into serious foot ulcers, which can pave the way for foot amputations. It is alarming to note that 85% of the diabetes-related amputations are preceded by foot ulcers. Hence proper foot care can help prevent such problems down the lane.
If you are diabetic and have injured your foot, do not try to take care of it at home. These are limb and life threatening issues. Sodo not take any chances. Once you notice a foot ulcer, seek a podiatrist medical care immediately.The key to successful wound healing is regular podiatric medical care followed by strict glycemic control.