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Topic Title: Bed sore not healing
Created On: 03/12/2008 09:04 AM
 
 11/04/2008 03:14 PM

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dorisjdickson

You gave me the main clue to your problem. It is NOT the mere act of having diabetes. It is the nursing home constantly maintaining higher than normal blood sugar so they don't have to deal with lows (or their definition of low).

Been there; done this argument with Massachusetts nursing homes/rehabs and hospitals for a grandfather. A blood sugar of 200 is no problem to them. Constant swings all day long from 100 to 200+ is no problem for them. As long as they don't see a low of 50. They aren't even aware that 85 is a normal blood sugar.

Therefore, any cuts, bruises, sores, etc. will not heal in a proper amount of time. Honestly, you've got a fight on your hands but the answer is normalization of blood sugar.
 11/04/2008 11:52 AM

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sable_032592

i have skin sores, though not bed sores, they are next to impossible to get rid of... i'm just started taking a vit. C supplement, maybe that will help... i'll try anything really... there is a cream your mother could use, it's called "fucidin 2%", when i first started using it, it worked miracles, but after a while, it isn't as powerful...
 03/12/2008 11:57 AM

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a.noahnemeith

It's always been a problem with my dad who's in a nursing home. His doctor put him on higher doses of vitamin C which seems to help with the healing.
 03/12/2008 09:04 AM

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Twink22

My mom has memory loss and is forced to live in a nursing home. She has recently developed a bed sore and her doctor was saying it will be even harder to cure because of her diabetes. I understand that's a possibility but does anyone have any thoughts on alternative therapies that might help with these sores?

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