Diabetic Ulcer Treatment
What are Diabetic Ulcers?
Diabetic Ulcers are open sores or wounds found on the bottom of the feet. Open wounds and blisters are common consequences of diabetic neuropathy, which is a never damage that is commonly caused by type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Uncontrollable blood sugar can weaken the walls of the capillaries that supply nutrients and oxygen to the areas of the body and this damages the ability to send signals throughout the nerves.
Over 15% of diabetes patients end up having a diabetic foot ulcer. Of those 15% of people, the wound becomes so uncontrollable that they end up in the hospital due to the infectious nature. In extreme cases, doctors have no choice but to recommend to amputate the area. With extensive research and new developed, it has shown that diabetic foot ulcers not only can be prevented, but also can be treated if you see a wound care clinic in a timely manner.
Types of Diabetic Ulcers Include:
- Ischemic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Neuroischemic ulcers
Treatment for Diabetic Ulcers
Diabetic ulcer treatment is very complex and needs health professionals to handle the patients wounds with care. Foot ulcers are usually caused by pressure in the foot area while having diabetes. Treatment would usually include examination, cleansing the wound area, and starting the debridement process. Doctors will use special equipment to clear old and dead cells around the wound and allow blood flow to arrive to the area needed for the chronic wound.
Our wound care specialists will:
- provide the best treatment plan depending on your injury
- monitor your optimal glucose levels
- Use wound care tools such as debridement
- Off-load pressure from infected area
- Create a healing wound environment
- Suggest Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment
- provide self-care instructions for home care
- Suggest Surgical Options for severe cases
Surgical Options For Diabetic Ulcers
Many normal diabetic ulcer cases are treatable by wound experts, but medium to high risk wounds have to be handled with surgical options.
This surgical options for diabetic ulcers may include:
- Removal of pressure from affected wound
- Correction on area that has grown deformities
- Amputation of infected area
Self Care for Diabetic Ulcers
Doctors will advise patients who have diabetic ulcers to follow these tips for taking care of their chronic wound for faster healing and decrease any chance of infection:
- Manage blood sugar daily
- Bandage and Clean wounds as directed
- Don’t add pressure to infected area
- Take as few steps as you can throughout the day
- Keep skin clean and dry around the ulcer
- Use comfortable shoes
- Add medication to infected area as directed
- Sit and lay down in positions best suited for blood circulation
Diabetic Ulcer Treatment in Los Angeles
The Wound Institute of America in Los Angeles has the best treatment plan for diabetic ulcer patients. If a patient comes in with a current diabetic ulcer, he/she will be met with world class treatment from physicians, surgeons and podiatrists to heal the complex wound or have the best medical outcome for the wound.
If you are looking for Diabetic Ulcer care in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, Long Beach, Pasadena., then please visit us at Wound Institute of America in the Los Angeles County for appointment or questions.
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