I am a type 2 diabetic controled by medication and diet. My recent A1C was 5.8

I will be having a double knee replacement. What concerns should I have about wound care and healing?

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Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

Published on Aug 08, 2019

According to your hemoglobin A1c, your average blood glucose over the last three months was 120. Great job! Continue taking your medicines and eating a healthy diabetic diet and you shouldn’t have any problems with wound healing because of diabetes. Wound healing is decreased if your blood glucose is high. So, after your surgery, get your blood glucose under control as soon as possible. Otherwise, just follow your surgeon’s instructions for wound care and what to watch for regarding monitoring for infection or other problems with your surgical incisions.

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Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga

According to your hemoglobin A1c, your average blood glucose over the last three months was 120. Great job! Continue taking your medicines and eating a healthy diabetic diet and you shouldn’t have any problems with wound healing because of diabetes. Wound healing is decreased if your blood glucose is high. So, after your surgery, get your blood glucose under control as soon as possible. Otherwise, just follow your surgeon’s instructions for wound care and what to watch for regarding monitoring for infection or other problems with your surgical incisions.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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