Originally Posted by athena53
Thanks, sunset. DH isn't diabetic. They did a scan of his arteries and found some poor circulation but not enough to insert stents. He's sticking with the treatments. We want to go to Iceland again this year and a peg leg would definitely hamper his mobility!
The diabetes has the effect of causing poor circulation in small blood vessels, which is why gangrene can set in the toes, fingers of diabetics.
Knowing your DH has poor circulation will be something to watch as you know.
The main point I failed to make earlier is that persistent sores that don't heal quickly allow the bacteria that causes flesh eating disease to get into the body which is incredibly dangerous and stubborn to treat, resulting in rapid drastic measures.