“For 1 1/2 years, I was treated for diabetic ulcers at two other wound care facilities and my feet were actually getting worse.” A friend of mine recommended Dr. Teimouri DPM and for the first time in years we are not getting worse, but instead are headed in the right direction.”
“Chronic wounds get complicated, especially when you’ve had them for many months—I understand that. I try to follow medical directions exactly and try to keep a positive attitude about these things, but I had already been to 2 other places, and instead of getting better,things kept getting worse.
I also didn’t care for their attitude, they acted like it was my fault, like I was somehow sabotaging things. I’ve also got bad rolling ankles and the first place said “”yea, that looks really bad but there’s nothing we can do.”” No concern, no recommendations, nothing.”
Dr. T started using a special kind of graft and things started to get better. Now that things are healing I’m looking forward to the future. Becoming more mobile, losing some more weight, and getting my diabetes under better control. Things were bad, but now I’ve got a sense of hope. Oh, and she also helped my rolling ankles” Warren D.
How Should a Diabetic Wound Be Cared For?
Make careful to heed the following advice as you take care of your diabetic foot wound:
Monitor Blood Sugar Levels Closely
Diabetic patients are aware of the need of monitoring their blood glucose levels carefully. If you have a foot wound, often known as a diabetic foot ulcer, this is very crucial.
Our white blood cells cannot repair tissues when blood glucose levels are high. Low blood flow surrounding the healing process and small blood vessel disease are also risks of high glucose levels. Similar to how flowers cannot be grown without water, a wound cannot be healed without blood flow.
Release the region from pressure
A wound won’t heal quickly and can even worsen if it keeps getting damaged or reopening. So refrain from applying pressure, stress, or weight to open wounds.
For some wounds, like those on your feet, this can be challenging. If you require assistance, consult your doctor about how to keep moving while protecting your wounds. Options include bespoke foot cushioning and special footwear.
Keep your toenails clean
After a wash, trim your toenails while they’re still tender. Trim them straight across, then use a nail file to smooth. Keep your toes from cutting into the corners. Keep your toenail corners from growing into the skin. It might result in an ingrown toenail.
You could wish to have a podiatrist (a foot specialist) or a nail technician perform it for you. Bring your own nail supplies if you receive pedicures at a nail salon.
Keep cuticles intact. To clean between your toenails or to eliminate calluses, avoid using anything sharp. You don’t want to unintentionally sustain a wound that could become infected. After taking a shower or bath, you can use a pumice stone to gently smooth your heels. Try not to rub too hard.