Our expert says:
Being a diabetic, healing is severely impaired. You should definately keep your leg allevated to the level of heart for at least 23 out of the 24 hours of the day until the swelling and redness has resolved. You should re-consult your GP, every three to four days until the situation has cleared up. It is very important to get this under control, as in diabetics, these type of infections can lead to amputation of the leg.
I would like you to read more about Diabetes Type II, as well as Venous Stasis Ulcera. Refer to the following links:
Please do not hesitate to contact me or Dr Bets, should your require any advice.
Dr Anrich Burger
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