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Bionic B
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
hi there,
 
could anybody please advise...my mother is a diabetic, but she also had renal kidney failure last year, so she was put on insullin to control her diabetics.
 
we are concerned about her feet which becomes very dry and is very sensitive.  whenever we touch it for example to wash it, she pulls away.  yesterday the pharmacist suggested that she uses either Schreuder Bitter orally or as part of a dressing.  what is your take on this?  her toenails also fall off when her feet are put into water.
 
if anybody could give us any ideas regarding this, i would be most grateful.
 
Biancacharlene
 
 

Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/13/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take your mother to a podiatrist as soon as possible. She should have a complete foot exam and professional foot care along with recommendations for you to care for her feet at home. This could be a life or death situation. If it seems that I'm sounding an alarm I AM!!!

Foot problems including lost toenails can be attributed to poor circulation, peripheral vascular disease and can lead to ulcers, gangrene, amputation and death. This is very serious so please see a doctor right away and let us know how this turns out, ok?
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


ceebee
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   Posted 4/13/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Please, I want to urge you to follow Jeannie's advice. My sister hid her foot from everyone until the toes were BLACK. She had amputations but eventually lost her life. Please get your Mom to a podiatrist as soon as the office opens today. Let us know how this yurns out. My prayers are with you and your Mom.

Bionic B
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks....we will definitely phone to set up an appointment this week. I didn't realise that it was this serious. I will contact her doctor to refer us to a podiatrist.

thanks for your advise.

bianca
bIaNcAcHaRlEnE aGe 29
DiAgNoSeD sEpTeMbEr 2006
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Bionic B
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   Posted 4/18/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
ps. and yes...i will keep you posted...thanks
bIaNcAcHaRlEnE aGe 29
DiAgNoSeD sEpTeMbEr 2006
AsAcOl TaBlEts 2x DaIlY
aSaCoL sUpPoSiToRiEs 2x dAiLy
 
 
 


Marburg
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   Posted 4/18/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, please let us know. Footcare is extremely important for diabetics--it also provides us with an early warning sign if things are getting too far out of whack.

Marburg
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