Hi, I'm Matrika from Malaysia. My father has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes since his teen years. About 5 years ago, due to his uncontrolled diabetes (mainly not wanting to take his medication) he developed an absess on his right thigh which led to necrotizing fascitis. Fortunately, the doctors was able to save his leg by cutting out the infected area and his tendon. He has been controlling his diabetes since and has regular check ups. About a month back, he had his regular diabetes checkup and according to the doctor everything was under control. However the next day, he developed a fever and his left foot was slightly swollen. Doctors did an xray but there was no abnormalities, however blood tests showed that he had an infection and was given antibiotics and was scheduled for another blood test the week after that. Within 24 hours, the big toe on his left foot developed a haemorraghic bullae and he was admitted into the hospital. He had no trauma, ulcers or open wounds on his foot prior to the incident. He developed an acute kidney failure and had his toe amputated due to necrotizing fascitis. After his amputation, we have been taking him to the hospital daily to get it dressed. But his wound was not healing properly due to no blood circulation and diabetes. He had to be hospitalised because gangrene had spread from his second toe to his third toe. At the moment doctors are suggesting to amputate the gangrened toes and find the clot to help the blood circulate. They also suggested to amputate above his ankle to stop the gangrene from spreading upwards. We do not want to come to the last scenario of amputating till his ankle. We are seeking for suggestions and advice to find ways to help the blood circulate in his foot so that it will not lead to that amputation. Has anyone encountered any methods that has helped? Please do share as we are looking for alternatives to help my father.