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Texas Stranger
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 6/30/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I am going to the Dr today to see about a small cut right by my second toe's toenail. It is still a little red even 5 days later. What will they do? I have never had to deal with this.
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70 units of Lantus
8 units of Apidra with meals
40mg of Diovan


LanieG
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   Posted 6/30/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I guess they will make sure it's not infected and will treat it.  Wounds on the feet are of special concern for diabetics.  Do you have neuropathy?

Lanie
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Texas Stranger
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   Posted 6/30/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a little of it. I have lost a little feeling. My circulation is still really good though.
Current Meds
70 units of Lantus
8 units of Apidra with meals
40mg of Diovan


Texas Stranger
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   Posted 7/1/2008 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Dr said wash with soapy water and not to cover with a bandaid unless there is a chance of it getting dirty. So far so good.
Current Meds
70 units of Lantus
8 units of Apidra with meals
40mg of Diovan


LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5468
   Posted 7/1/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Good!  I'm glad it wasn't infected.  I'm sure the doctor has told you and you've already known this but it bears repeating for all of us to remember:  look at your feet everyday to make sure you don't have cuts that are not healing.  Infections on the feet, around the toes, etc. can be very dangerous in diabetics. 

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


Texas Stranger
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 7/2/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Very important worgs there. I have a friend i play golf with that has recently had to go through some infection difficulties.
Current Meds
70 units of Lantus
8 units of Apidra with meals
40mg of Diovan

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