Remember that your diabetic foot sore (or diabetic foot ulcer) will not heal overnight. But it is important that you do all you can to make sure your diabetic foot sore heals properly. That is because a diabetic foot sore that doesn’t heal can lead to further complications such as infection, hospitalization, or amputation.

Your first step in healing a diabetic foot sore is practicing good wound care. Partner with your doctor or wound care specialist to treat your diabetic foot sore in its early stages.

Good wound care involves:

Debridement

Your doctor will remove any dead tissue around the sore, because unhealthy tissue prevents healing.

Infection control

Antibiotics may be prescribed to help fight infection.

Off-loading

Pressure is taken off the sore with a special boot, crutches, cast, or therapeutic footwear to give the sore a chance to heal.

When good wound care isn’t enough

Even when you and your doctor properly care for a diabetic foot sore, it still may not heal. If your doctor is not happy with the healing of your wound, another treatment regimen will be considered. At this time, your doctor may prescribe treatment with REGRANEX gel.

Tips to stay on track

A diabetic foot sore does not heal overnight. That is why it is very important to stay on track with treatment.

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Diabetes and foot wound problems

The effects of diabetes can slow wound healing anywhere on the body. Small cuts and blisters can easily develop into deep sores.

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Preventing diabetic foot sores

Prevention is the key to keeping healthy feet and reducing the likelihood of diabetic foot ulcers.

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Important Safety Information

REGRANEX gel is indicated for the treatment of lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers that extend into the subcutaneous tissue or beyond and have an adequate blood supply when used as an adjunct to, and not a substitute for, good ulcer care practices.

Malignancies distant from the site of application have been reported in both a clinical study and in posmarketing use. The benefits and risks of REGRANEX gel treatment should be carefully evaluated before prescribing in patients with known malignancy.

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Important Safety Information: REGRANEX gel is indicated for the treatment of lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers that extend into the subcutaneous tissue or beyond and have an adequate blood supply when used as an adjunct to, and not a substitute for, good ulcer care practices.

Important Safety Information: REGRANEX gel is indicated for the treatment of lower extremity diabetic neuropathic ulcers that extend into the subcutaneous tissue or beyond and have an adequate blood supply when used as an adjunct to, and not a substitute for, good ulcer care practices.