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will my break heal slower?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by totsy, May 8, 2009.

  1. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya all :D hope you are all well,
    ive been to fracture clinic today and forgot to ask whether my break will heal slower and or if i need to keep an eye out for anything in particular due to being diabetic? has anyone any advice and/or past experiences?
    thanks in advance
    amanda :)
     
  2. peppiB

    peppiB · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Amanda
    I hope not! :shock: I am currently nursing a painful broken rib. Last time I broke this same rib it took 5 weeks for the thing to heal and the pain to go. Am 2 weeks in this time and counting the days!! :(
     
  3. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ouch ,hope it heals soon, ive broke my ankle and fractured my heel bone in two grrrr
    hope we both heal quickly x
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    The nearer you keep your BG to normal( 4.2 - 5.6 ) or thereabouts and the steadier, the better for healing
     
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    peppiB · Well-Known Member

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    So do I !! At least I don't have a plaster to cope with.

    I had managed to get my BS down to 5.8 - 6.5 but now with the rib it has gone up again and is averaging 7.5 Diet hasn't changed, just the broken rib.
     
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    LizzieP · Well-Known Member

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    hello,
    i broke my foot last year 5 months after T1 diagnosis (what a year that was!) and i was told it would take 6 weeks to heal (same advice that they give everyone for the fracture i had) but i was fine in 4 weeks so I don't think having diabetes has to be an issue. i did get to wear a rather jazzy boot-type contraption, though!
    hope you both get well soon!
     
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    hanadr · Expert

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    Peppib
    are you less active if your BG is going up a bit?
     
  8. peppiB

    peppiB · Well-Known Member

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    Only slightly. Although painful I do manage a short swim, and am always on the go chasing around after the woman I am carer to. Am hoping BS comes down again once rib heals. Had a couple of days respite this week and blood pressure came right down, but that had no effect on the BS
     
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    cugila · Master

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    Hi Totsy/Amanda.

    Here is a link to some technical info regarding a study of Diabetic Patients with a broken ankle.
    http://www.viamedica.pl/gazety/gazeta9/ ... ks_art=419

    Here is an extract from the conclusions.
    Complications:
    Hard to treat infections, disturbances of bone union and skin necrosis are the most serious complications occurring in diabetic patients with ankle fractures.
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    Time for healing compared to a Non-Diabetic Patient.
    Also the time of fracture healing is elongated by 1.63 times, both in diabetes type 1 (1.57) and type 2 (1.76). In dislocated fractures it is 1.87 times longer, in those treated with operative
    methods 1.86 times longer and in treated with non--operative methods 1.42 times longer.

    Hope that helps.
    Ken.
     
  10. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks very much,the ankle break is only minor its the calcaneus thats worse, ive to keep it totally immobile for 4 weeks so will lower my insulins to try and keep a good reading :D
    thanks for the link its very interesting
     
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