17 doctors weighed in:
Can local application of insulin help with diabetic ulcers?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
This will do nothing to the ulcer.

In brief: No
This will do nothing to the ulcer.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Blood sugar control is a body wide process.
Even if local Insulin did help local areas around wounds the next beat of the heart would cary some Insulin away and bring more sugar in and the next beat and the next.....

In brief: No
Blood sugar control is a body wide process.
Even if local Insulin did help local areas around wounds the next beat of the heart would cary some Insulin away and bring more sugar in and the next beat and the next.....
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, Insulin works on muscle and fat to help sugars get absorbed.
It won't have any effect topically.

In brief: No
No, Insulin works on muscle and fat to help sugars get absorbed.
It won't have any effect topically.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Dr. Khurram Khan
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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Topically applied Insulin does not have a therapeutic effect on healing.
However, good blood sugar control is essential in addition to offloading for healing a diabetic foot ulcer.

In brief: No
Topically applied Insulin does not have a therapeutic effect on healing.
However, good blood sugar control is essential in addition to offloading for healing a diabetic foot ulcer.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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