Journal articlesManagement of diabetic foot ulceration with honey

Management of diabetic foot ulceration with honey

01/09/11 | Diabetic foot ulcers, Infection, Products | Natércia Candeias, Manuel Cardoso

On average the authors treat 100 patients per year for diabetic foot ulcers at their clinic. Common challenges faced include ischemia, osteomyelitis and infections. Treating this type of wound is usually a time-consuming and expensive process, in which the prevention of further degradation of the wound, which might lead to amputations, is of primary concern. Unfortunately, amputation can sometimes not be prevented, and (due to the presence of diabetes) postoperative wound healing still poses the same challenges as pre-operative treatment. This report describes such a case.