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Is Diabetics A Reason Of Worry For Foot Injuries?

Hi, I have diabetes. 2 wks. ago I injured my left foot. I hit the top of my ankle on a metal step-stool while getting out of the car. I injured area immediately swelled.When I got home, I elevated my L. foot and leg, and placed ice on it. I repeated the next day.As of today, my three middle toes are black & blue at the base, my foot is b & b on all sides, and the bruising goes up my shin close to my knee.Quite painful. I can rotate my foot and walk on it. Except if I try to walk fast or maybe 50 ft. it hurts so bad I broke into tears. Do I need to be more concerned because of the diabetes?
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

You have soft tissue trauma left foot. In view of diabetes, the injury should be taken seriously as foot infection could turn grave and lead to complication like wet gangrene.

You need to show a physician or a diabetologist. Blood sugar needs to be controlled with inj Insulin and suitable antibiotic coverage is to be given.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Tushar Kanti Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Endocrinologist Dr. Mirjeta Guni's  Response
Hello,

Yes, you need to be concerned about Diabetes during this period if glucose levels result high if it is well managed it will not affect the healing of the leg.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Mirjeta Guni, Endocrinologist
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