Rapid healing of diabetic foot ulcers with meticulous blood glucose control

Ardon Rubinstein, Converse E. Converse

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Abstract

Fifteen diabetic patients, with neuropathic food ulcers refractory to conventional treatment, were found to be poorly balanced and were put on meticulous regimens; some on continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and others on split mixed doses. Once diabetes was controlled, the wound healed rapidly in 11 of the patients within 4 to 13 weeks. In 4 patients amputation was necessary. The outcome was better in patients with good peripheral pulses. We suggest that tight control of diabetes promotes healing of diabetic foot lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalActa Diabetologica Latina
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blood glucose control
  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)
  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Rapid healing

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