I've just had my first experience with a slow healing wound. I have a large surgical scar on my belly. Recently, because it extends up last my waisrline, the skin (which is very thin there), dried out, cracked and rubbed a very small raw spot. I kept a good eye on it, dubbed it regularly with antibiotic ointment and tried to keep it covered ( problematic for me because I'm allergic to medical adhesive). It didn't heal. Finally, at my regular appt, I asked my Dr about it. (Several weeks had passed by then.). Off to wound care I went. They gave me a few products that had it cleared up and healed in a little over a week, including some silicone bandages that didn't itch or leave large welts on my skin and they were waterproof too. And I want to add this happened in spite of having good diabetic control. Your sugars don't have to be running amok for this to happen. Keep a good eye on any wound you have, not just feet and legs.
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