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Published by pugster75 in the blog pugster75's blog. Views: 590

The next 10 days was spent in hospital, not being able to weight bare on my right foot as I now had a big open hole in the ball of my foot, which wasn't abled to be closed as there was no flesh there to seal it with. I had small drain pipes coming out of it too. When it was dressed for the first time, I asked to see it, I was asked over and over are you sure you want to see it as its quite nasty! Yes I replied, I was shocked. The hole was open, angry, red and very sore, it was about 8 cm long, 6 cm wide and 2.5 cm deep. I could see bones, tendons, it was horrific and i had to be kept on morphine pain relief, ironic really, as I was told the high sugar levels within my body undetected for possible 2 years with diagnosed had meant I had neuropathy of my feet but believe me, I could feel this pain!! Now the really work started. I needed to get my sugar levels under control to allow the wound to heal and for my general health. I has the support of a great diabetic nurse, Vicky. She provided me with loads of stuff to read as I had no knowledge of what I was doing or how to keep myself well with this condition. I decided to do everything in my power to help myself. I cut out all cakes, biscuits, crisps and basically anything nice, lol. Within 2 weeks my hbac1 had gone from 114, when I first went into hospital down to 74. 2 weeks later and I was down to 64 and had lost almost. 2 stone in weight. Blood glucose levels were running at between 6 & 9.vicky was pleased
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