Diabetic Ulcer Symptoms:
- Skin redness
- Drainage from the ulcer
Risk Factors for Diabetic Ulcers:
- Poor blood sugar control
- Cigarette smoking
- Diabetic nephropathy
Diabetic Ulcer Treatment
Skin DebridementSkin debridement is performed to remove dead or infected skin and clean and disinfect the area so it can properly heal. Most skin ulcers occur on the bottom of the foot, and after debridement, it's often necessary to stay off the foot while it heals.
Diabetic ulcer treatment typically involves proper wound management, including applying topical medication and dressing. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy helps to heal a diabetic ulcer by gently removing drainage and assisting to pulling the edges of the wound closed to allow for healing. This is a standard treatment for hard to heal diabetic wounds.
Medication ManagementIn some cases, a diabetic ulcer may put a patient at risk for a deeper infection that can then spread to the bloodstream. To avoid this, your practitioner may prescribe medication as part of diabetic ulcer treatment. Oral and topical medications can help decrease bacteria and prevent further infection.
How Lincare Can Help
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Devices We Provide Include
Cork Medical Nisus®
Genadyne® XLR8 Plus NPWT Pump
Additional Lincare Services
For residents with chronic breathing disorders, our long-term care services may help them achieve a higher health-related quality of life.
Home INR Testing
Our PT/INR at-home testing allows Warfarin patients to monitor their blood anticoagulation levels weekly at home.
We tailor our pediatric treatments, whether they need respiratory therapy, enteral feeding pumps and supplies, apnea monitors and more.