Dear Deep BURN,

Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns regarding the management of your burn wound on the foot, especially in the context of your diabetes medication. I understand that receiving clear and concise advice is crucial for your health and peace of mind.

Firstly, it’s important to address your **diabetes medication** in relation to your wound care. I would highly recommend scheduling an appointment with one of our specialists who can provide you with a tailored treatment plan that considers both your diabetic condition and the burn wound. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the most appropriate and effective care.

In addition, I would like to invite you to participate in our research project, **BURNCARE**. This study is focused on exploring advanced wound care options and could be particularly beneficial for you. If admitted to the study, you will receive, **free of charge for 14 days**, an innovative wound dressing made of **biological nanocellulose** that has been enhanced with a **pH indicator dye (GJM-534)**. This cutting-edge treatment is designed to promote healing and provide additional insights into the wound environment through the pH indicator.

Your participation in BURNCARE could not only aid in your own recovery but also contribute to the advancement of burn wound care for others. Please consider this opportunity as a potential avenue to receive state-of-the-art treatment.

Should you have any urgent concerns or require immediate assistance, Dr. Truppe is available at the number **+43 1 4089500 66**. Do not hesitate to reach out if you need urgent advice or support.

We are here to support you through this process and are eager to help you find the best possible solution for your wound care needs. Please contact our clinic to discuss your situation further or to express your interest in the BURNCARE study.

Warm regards,

Personal Assistant to Michael Truppe, MD

– **Diabetes medication**: Drugs used to manage blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes.
– **Biological nanocellulose**: A biocompatible material used in advanced wound dressings for its healing properties.
– **pH indicator dye (GJM-534)**: A chemical that changes color based on the acidity of the environment, providing information about the wound’s condition.

### 2024-01-04 10:52 Telekonsultation

Dear Deep BURN,

I hope this letter finds you in improving health. I understand that you are currently facing a challenging situation with a burn wound on your right lower foot, compounded by your condition of Type 2 Diabetes. It is crucial to address both your wound care and diabetes management to promote healing and prevent complications.

**Diabetes Medication and Wound Healing:**
Your diabetes medication plays a pivotal role in the healing process of your burn wound. Optimal blood sugar control is essential as high glucose levels can impair your body’s natural healing process and increase the risk of infection. It is important to continue taking your diabetes medication as prescribed by your diabetologist or primary care physician.

If you are experiencing any issues with your current diabetes medication or if your blood sugar levels are not well-controlled, you should seek advice from a diabetes specialist as soon as possible. They may need to adjust your medication or recommend additional treatments to ensure your blood sugar levels are within the target range, which is vital for your wound healing.

**Immediate Steps to Take:**
1. **Continue Your Diabetes Medication:** Do not stop or alter your diabetes medication without consulting your diabetes specialist.
2. **Monitor Your Blood Sugar Levels:** Keep a close eye on your blood sugar levels, as they can fluctuate with the stress of injury and infection.
3. **Seek Specialized Care:** Since you are in a clinic, request an urgent consultation with a diabetologist to review and optimize your diabetes management in the context of your burn wound.
4. **Follow Wound Care Instructions:** Adhere to the wound care instructions provided by your healthcare team, including regular dressing changes and keeping the foot elevated.
5. **Report Changes:** Inform your healthcare provider of any changes in your wound or overall health, especially if you notice increased pain, redness, swelling, or discharge.

– **Diabetologist:** A medical specialist who focuses on the treatment of diabetes.
– **Debridement:** The medical removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue.
– **Glycemic Control:** The management of blood sugar levels within the desired range.
– **Cellulitis:** A bacterial skin infection that can cause redness, swelling, and pain.

Please remember that managing your diabetes effectively is as important as the local care of your wound. Both aspects are interdependent for a successful recovery. If you have any further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to your healthcare team or contact me for additional guidance.

Wishing you a swift and complete recovery.

*Michael Truppe, MD*
*Facharzt für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde*

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