New Drug Shows Promise for Treating Diabetes-Related Foot Ulcers

stk80513corWhen uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to health problems like nerve damage, which in turn can cause ulcers that are hard to heal. Diabetes-related ulcers can be painful and prone to infection. Having ulcers on your feet can increase the amount of care you have to give yourself each day, which can be physically and mentally taxing.  A recent study has found that a new drug, called polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) may be the answer to speeding up the healing of diabetes-related foot ulcers.  Compared to those not taking any medicine for their ulcer, twice the amount of people had ulcer healing within two months.  Therefore, it is suggested that PDRN could be just the start of improved foot care to come for those with diabetes.

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