Foot Ulcers

By Goddess Latest Reply 2009-05-08 08:57:50 -0500
Started 2008-10-28 12:09:18 -0500

Who has ever had a foot ulcer?

29 replies

Goddess 2008-12-11 12:27:29 -0600 Report

Have you ever had a foot ulcer?

Mantra 2009-02-22 18:29:36 -0600 Report

Not me, but my Mom.
She got it first in March last year on her right toe thumb and it was healed, but then couple of months later (I think around May) she got it on her second toe also of her right foot. Sadly because that time My Mom's health was bad, and because she followed a wrong advice from her friend, the toe got worse. She has been admitted to hospital since December because of the pain and her weak heart. The toe finally had to be amputated and the operation took place on 16 Jan this year.
She is in recovery now but is still at the hospital :)) We are praying everyday so she can be fully healthy and be home with us pretty soon.

GabbyPA 2008-12-10 09:24:21 -0600 Report

I received my foot thermometer yesterday and got a chance to use it today. You have to use it in the morning before you start your day. Very easy to use, comes with a DVD to explain how to use it. A log book so you can keep track of what is happeneing and if you want, you can buy the data cable and software to download your information onto the computer.

The way it works is that it detects temperatures in severeal points on each foot and if there is a large degree difference between your right and left foot, you are to call your doctor. This is great because it can help us detect the ulcers before they come to the surface and become a bigger problem.

I am really excited to have it. I hope you guys have checked out the website Amy posted, because you can get one for FREE.

2008-12-10 20:57:48 -0600 Report

I got mine today but I didn't get a DVD or anything.. (she pouts) sheesh LOL I just got the thermometer and paper instructions. Oh well I can read so thank goodness.. :)

I did mine this morning and they were fine…:)

GabbyPA 2008-12-11 14:10:54 -0600 Report

Did you get a log book? Anything else? If not, I can email you a PDF of the log sheet, it is a week on a page.

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potter - 27370 2008-12-10 09:12:15 -0600 Report

I'VE HAD A FOOT ULCER, ENDED UP GOING TO A DIABETIC FOOT CLINIC. It was on the bottom of my foot near the big toe. took almost a year to get it healed up. Was put in a crow walker to help take the pressure off that area.

Goddess 2008-11-25 06:37:56 -0600 Report

I have first hand knowledge because I have had them.

Anonymous 2008-12-09 23:55:36 -0600 Report

i have had them too.mine were on the bottom of my foot and doc tried to heal them but they wouldn't and he sent me to a wound care specialist. it took a month but they healed luckily.

GabbyPA 2008-11-14 08:44:04 -0600 Report

Amy posted a great discussion on an interactive website geared toward education of diabetes.

I say this to tell you that on that site you can earn points and one of the things you can get is a foot thermometer. It is not hard to earn enough points at all. I have ordered mine already, and I am also getting a new meter, lancets, extend bars and A1c home test kits. There is a lot, and it is growing so go and check it out.

2008-11-13 11:26:08 -0600 Report

I have never had a foot ulcer so I don't know how to respond. I check my feet daily for sores etc and apply lotion to keep them soft. Not between the toes though.

Hope you don't get them anymore!!

Goddess 2008-10-28 12:11:18 -0500 Report

I have had 2 the size of quarters on each heel.

marvinvwinkle 2008-10-28 12:28:49 -0500 Report

You need to get those checked out. Ulcers on the feet are a big problem with diabetics. I hope all goes well for you.

Goddess 2008-10-28 12:32:07 -0500 Report

They have already been taken care of and healed.

Goddess 2008-10-28 12:48:52 -0500 Report

I had them for 2 weeks. I was in a spouse abuse shelter. My blood sugars got down in the 20's. I called my doc she said to get to the E.R. I was admitted awound specialist came in and put special med and dressings on. They also checked my sugars and kidneys. I had a bunch of tests done. I stayed in the hospital the whole week of Thanksgiving.