• Did anyone have trouble healing due to diabetes?

    Asked by pj1955 on Wednesday, December 7, 2011

    Did anyone have trouble healing due to diabetes?

    My incision looked good when I went for my first checkup after the surgery, but then the tissues started opening back up. I was left with a wound that wouldn't clos up due to the blood supply dieing and nerves dieiny

    3 Answers from the Community

    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      Having diabetes does complicate would healing. It's really important to keep your blood sugars in control. The wounds should heal but it will definitely take a lot longer and need more agressive wound healing than the "average" person.

      Make sure your surgeon has a wound plan in place. If he doesn't, you may want to see a plastic surgeon or a doctor who specializes in wound care.

      almost 5 years ago
    • cathy1967's Avatar

      I will be having surgery in a month and I have diabetes also - can you tell me how you made out with your wound? I am very nervous that I will have trouble healing

      about 4 years ago
    • pj1955's Avatar

      I finally healed but it took about eight weeks. It had to heal from the inside out and was left open while healing. I had to make sure the bandages were change and the wound cleaned everyday. Since the nerves had died it didn't hurt though. Still doesn't.

      about 4 years ago

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