It is a long-term complication of diabetes. Exposure to high blood glucose levels over an extended period of time causes damage to the peripheral nerves [nerves that go to the arms, hands, legs, and feet.]
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy increases the risk for foot ulcers and amputation. Due to nerve damage in their feet and toes, people with diabetes who have diabetic peripheral neuropathy often do not notice minor cuts, sores, or blisters in these areas. If left untreated, these small wounds can easily become infected, lead to gangrene, and may eventually require amputation of the affected area.
It has been proved in clinical studies the effectiveness of photobiomodulation not only in reducing the pain symptoms in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy, but also improving their neuropathy outcomes.
Prior coming to Carmen Care, this patient needed weekly wound care for 2 years and 4 mouths.
After 20 Laser Therapy treatments his wound healed completely.