Use of sugar on the healing of diabetic ulcers: A review

Atanu Biswas, Manish Bharara, Craig Hurst, Rainer Gruessner, David Armstrong, Horacio Rilo

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With the advent of several innovative wound care management tools, the choice of products and treatment modalities available to clinicians continues to expand. High costs associated with wound care, especially diabetic foot wounds, make it important for clinician scientists to research alternative therapies and optimally incorporate them into wound care protocols appropriately. This article reviews using sugar as a treatment option in diabetic foot care and provides a guide to its appropriate use in healing foot ulcers. In addition to a clinical case study, the physiological significance and advantages of sugar are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1145
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2010


  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Sugar
  • Wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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