Diabetic foot ulcers healed, amputation prevented by tissue repair drug

Patients were twice as likely to have a diabetic foot ulcer heal within eight weeks when they were treated with a tissue repair drug versus a placebo, according to new research accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).Foot ulcers are a common complication from diabetes than can lead to hospitalization and lower limb amputation.