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Suggest treatment for sores on legs and scalp in a diabetic person

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: I am diabetic and have been experiencing sores on my legs and scalp what Is the best way to treat them
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need some information if you do not mind ma'am

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I would like to ask if you have checked your blood glucose profile lately, and what exactly your HbA1c levels were the last time you checked it?

+Are you on nay medications to help control your diabetes?

+When was the last time you got your blood glucose profile checked?

+Could you send me clear images of the sores just so I can figure out what the cause for these sores can be?

I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you further ma'am.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shoaib Khan (58 minutes later)
my last a1c was 11 I take lantus victoza and humalog
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Clearly your blood sugar levels are to blame and need imme correction

Detailed Answer:
Hello once again ma'am.

A1c of 11 is way too high. I am sure your sores are due to your poorly controlled blood glucose and I would strongly recommend adequate correction of your blood glucose profile ma'am.

The high blood glucose levels can cause some serious damage to multiple organ systems like your blood vessels, vision, kidneys, etc. Please do not neglect your health and speak to your doctor about a serious revision of your blood glucose profile and much better control.

Please also make a few dietary and lifestyle changes like exercise for at least 30 minutes to an hour per day, weight loss if your are overweight or obese, reduced consumption of carbohydrates, sugar, etc.

I am really worried about you ma'am, please do keep me updated and schedule a doctors appointment at the earliest. Please also do not hesitate to write to me anytime, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for sores on legs and scalp in a diabetic person

Brief Answer: Need some information if you do not mind ma'am Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. I would like to ask if you have checked your blood glucose profile lately, and what exactly your HbA1c levels were the last time you checked it? +Are you on nay medications to help control your diabetes? +When was the last time you got your blood glucose profile checked? +Could you send me clear images of the sores just so I can figure out what the cause for these sores can be? I look forward to hearing from you in order to help you further ma'am. Best wishes.