What are the different wounds diabetics may face?
Diabetics may have wounds to their lower legs and feet that include the following:
Sores: A sore is an open wound of the skin. It may be red, swollen and painful. Left untreated diabetics wounds can cause the surrounding tissue to die and lead to amputation.
Ulcers: An ulcer is a continuing area of inflammation that may form on diabetics in their legs or feet. It typically is a circular, circular area that may bleed. Diabetics wounds are often caused by factors such as poor blood flow, injury to the skin and underlying tissue or infections from bacteria.
An ulcer rarely heals on its own. An ulcer may take weeks or months to heal if diabetics is not treated properly. Treatment usually includes diabetics care in the clinic as well as antibiotics and dressings to keep diabetics wounds moist. Additional treatment may include skin grafts or surgical procedures such as debridement.
Bacteria: Though diabetics wounds are typically caused by an ulcer, diabetics sores can also result from bacteria entering the body through diabetics wounds.
Bacteria enter diabetics wounds through breaks in the skin, such as when a diabetic is injured. They may be caused by any number of factors, including diabetics or other chronic diseases that can cause diabetics to have poor control over blood sugar levels, inadequate diabetics care or diabetics care or diabetics that is not properly monitored.
Bacteria enter diabetics wounds through breaks in the skin, including diabetics injuries. It may be caused by diabetes or other chronic diseases that can cause diabetics to have poor control over blood sugar levels, inadequate diabetics care or diabetes that is not properly monitored.
Diabetes wounds may also be caused by issues related to diabetes, including poor blood sugar control and diabetic treatment. Diabetic wounds can often be prevented when the diabetic patient has a more complete care plan in place and diabetes management program that includes proper medication.
Diabetic wounds may also be prevented or treated through the use of antimicrobials, antifungals and cryotherapy diabetics treatments. Diabetic wounds are usually caused by an ulcer but diabetic sores can also result from bacteria entering the body through wounds.
Our Surgeons at DFW Wound Care Center in Irving, DeSoto, Lewisville, Plano and Fort Worth are professionals at treating diabetic wounds. Please give us a call today to schedule a consultation with our clinic. (972) 805-9985