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    pj1955 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Did anyone have trouble healing due to diabetes?

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      CarolLHRN

      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
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      cathy1967

      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
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      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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    What type of help is out there for people with no insurance and soon to have no income?

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      grams2jc

      Have you contacted the American Cancer Society? Also many hopitals have programs for care for people without insurance, you need to be sure to contact them before you go in if it isn't an unexpected situation. Don't know that you would be eligible for SSI, but start at the ACS I'm sure someone there can get you more info.

      Good luck, keep us posted on your progress.

      about 5 years ago