HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL DIABETIC FOOT?
Diabetic foot issues
ageing or uncontrolled Diabetes patients are at a higher risk of serious foot problems. Diabetes has numerous effects on the body. The most noticeable is a decrease in blood flow to the feet and legs, which causes nerve damage and, in severe cases, complete loss of feeling in the feet and legs. Diabetes affects approximately 9% of the global population over the age of 18. People with low and middle incomes are disproportionately affected.
Uncontrolled blood sugar is the root cause of diabetic foot problems. High blood sugar damages your nerves and circulatory system over time, resulting in diabetic neuropathy and other vascular complaints. These conditions, in turn, can lead to additional foot and leg issues.
Diabetes-related foot wounds can result in deeper infection, pus collections (abscesses), and bone infection. Patients are unaware that they have an infection because normal sensation in their feet has been lost. Delays in seeking treatment result in amputation in many cases (partial foot, whole foot, or below-knee). It is up to your doctor’s discretion whether to perform an amputation to prevent the infection from spreading and becoming life threatening.
becoming life threatening.
• A problem with blood flow or nerve damage may result in:
• You may not notice any sores, ulcers, or other problems with your feet.
• If your wounds on your feet do not heal normally or quickly, or if they do not heal at all.
• Your foot and ankle shape changes, or your feet become weak.
You are having difficulty with daily tasks such as standing or talking, which is interfering with your lifestyle, work, and so on.
For diabetic patients, injuries, small wounds, and so on must be treated as soon as they are discovered. These wounds or injuries usually occur at the base of the feet. Diabetic foot treatment typically consists of the following steps:
• Taking pressure off the affected area
• Thoroughly cleaning the area
• Debriding is the process of removing dead skin cells.
• Medication administration
• Taking care of the wound
If the wound is more critical or severe, specially designed footwear or braces, or specially designed supportive wearable as per the required body part, are used to relieve pressure and increase pain healing.
When nonsurgical treatments become ineffective or do not produce the desired results, your doctor may recommend surgery, such as:
Diabetic Foot Problems Risk Factors
Risk factors for diabetic foot problems, aside from the disorder itself, include:
• Uncontrolled blood glucose levels
• Neuropathy of the periphery
• Diabetes complications in the kidneys or eyes
• Excessive alcohol consumption
Your doctor will inquire about your signs and symptoms, diabetes control, and lifestyle.
He will physically examine your toes, feet, and legs and use various tools to look for loss of sensation or numbness.
If he discovers any ulcers, redness, swellings, discoloration, or discharge, he may recommend additional tests such as an X-ray or an MRI. Based on the examination and test results, he may then recommend non-surgical or surgical intervention.
If you have diabetes, you must pay special attention to your feet.
Dr Tapish Sahu is an accomplished Peripheral Vascular Surgeon,one who deals with arteries and veins of the body. He is currently the Head of Vascular Surgery Department at Manipal Group of Hospitals, New Delhi. Before this, he was a senior consultant with Medanta, The Medicity Gurgaon. He did his MBBS from Medical College Agra, Post graduation in Surgery from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi after which he moved on to Bangalore for a superspeciality degree in Peripheral Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. Then he did his fellowship from University Hospital Salzburg, Austria.
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