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Hi I have smallish wound in my leg which is infected. It has

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Hi I have smallish wound in my leg which is infected. It has been cleaned and dressed by a nurse. I have a course of 500mg x 4 per day (56 total) of Flucloxacillin to take, today is the third day.
I have been told that I should avoid sugary foods and drinks because there would be a risk of becoming diabetic. Could I have you opinion please.
Many thanks
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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
You could be at risk
Not everyone with a wound is at risk but certain people are
If your numbers are high, then you probably are at risk
Work on avoiding sugar and high carb/starchy foods
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Dr Phil, who are the "certain people" and which "numbers" ? please.

certain people are usually obese individuals or those with a family history of diabetes
Numbers are usually fasting blood sugar or a special measurement called a hemoglobin A1c
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't have a history of diabetes.

The number presumably can only be verified via blood tests?

both are tested in the blood
If you are concerned about diabetes I recommend both
A fasting blood sugar greater than 125 is diagnostic
A hemoglobin A1c above 6.5 is diagnostic
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Dr Phil, I've had my numbers checked and they are well within the normal range.


Thanks for your prompt responses.





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