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My grandmother has diabetes. Her foot became infected

My grandmother has diabetes . Her foot became infected. She had to have her little toe removed. Now it is 6 weeks later and the wound has not completely healed. It still drains(although not nearly as much as in the first three weeks after the surgery ).(And of course, the doctor still wraps it in gauze once every week) She was on antibiotics for the first two weeks after the surgery, and now she still has to take pain medication. Does anyone know how long it would take for the wound to heal and for her pain to go away? (She is 68 years old)
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Diabetics are known to have 'non-healing' wounds. She needs more than once a week dressing, teke her for dressing every alternate  day, Make her eat a good diet rich in protiens and vitamins. Suppliment a multivitamin. And check her sugars every week to see that it is under control and not geting high again after the infection.

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