Diabetes Sore

By dIDYMUS Latest Reply 2014-12-22 18:54:45 -0600
Started 2014-12-20 19:48:54 -0600

I have a sore on my elbow that won't heal. Is this a diabetes sore, somewhere I heard about it.

8 replies

GabbyPA 2014-12-22 09:18:02 -0600 Report

If it's that on going, I would definitely have it checked out. If you don't want to go to your doctor, then go to the hospital to have it looked at. Waiting too long can lead to all kinds of nasty.

My step daughter had what we thought were bug bites that would not heal and it turned out to be MRSA. THAT was nasty to deal with. So far, I have not had anything that won't heal, but I always keep an eye on it and if it takes more than a week to look better, it needs some help.

Being "chicken" is understandable, but don't let it ruin your life. Things that don't heal lead to worse complications if left untreated. I would be more afraid of the consequences than the diagnosis.

dIDYMUS 2014-12-22 18:54:45 -0600 Report

Just to busy. Leaving for Utah and then CA. Had to take the cat to the vet for a puncture would that could gotten really out of hand. Didn't want our caretaker to have problems. I just didn't want to go because he will have me have a physical, and I don't have time for all that. Maybe in SLC I can find time or a clinic that accepts my insurance. Thanks.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-21 03:43:11 -0600 Report

no one can diagnose you over the internet, sorry. you need to see a doctor, even if it is just before Christmas.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-20 20:29:02 -0600 Report

The only person who can answer that is your doctor. Sores that won't heal can lead to lose of limbs if it isn't checked.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-12-20 20:13:50 -0600 Report

May be, maybe not.
Have you had your Dr look at it?
Us people with diabetes may be slow to heal. But sometimes that is not the problem.
After having a major MRSA battle, I am more proactive in monitoring healing time. My infectious diseases Dr. stressed if a sore, wound, ulcer, etc does not heal have it checked out sooner rather than later. It will be easier for the medical people to help treat it before it leads to complications. The longer it remains the more at risk you are for infections.

dIDYMUS 2014-12-20 20:19:20 -0600 Report

Thank you. It seems to get better now. No I haven't gone to the Dr. He will just do all kinds of tests (since they don't do physicals any more, just a thousand dollars of tests. It's Christmas, and I don't want to hear anything until after. I have Chickens, so I am a chicken.

RosalieM 2014-12-21 11:03:50 -0600 Report

Check your diet. Don't depend on diabetes drugs to keep blood sugar down they won't prevent sores that don't heal.
Grandma Rose

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