Effect of Carbon Dioxide Therapy on Diabetic Foot Ulcer


Ulceration of diabetic foot represents one of the most concerning complications associated with uncontrolled blood sugar in diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study is to evaluate the condition of twenty-two diabetic patients with different degrees of ulceration in their feet after daily secessions of carbon dioxide therapy. Blood flow to the affected foot was measured by Doppler; also the size, color, degree of ulceration and sensation of the ulcerative area were all evaluated. Results showed improvement of blood flow to the affected foot as well as improvement in the sensation and color of the ulcerative area. It was concluded that carbon dioxide therapy of diabetic foot was promising and needed thorough investigation to be brought widely into application.

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Shalan, N. , Al-Bazzaz, A. , Al-Ani, I. , Najem, F. and Al-Masri, M. (2015) Effect of Carbon Dioxide Therapy on Diabetic Foot Ulcer. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 5, 284-289. doi: 10.4236/jdm.2015.54035.

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