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Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic Heel Ulcer or Diabetic Foot Ulcer

A diabetic foot ulcer or DFU is an open sore most often located anywhere on the bottom of your foot but can occur on the top of the foot or near the ankle. DFU's occur in patients who have been diagnosed previously with Diabetes Type I or II. 

Diabetic ulcer causes: Commonly occur because diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet and cause a loss of feeling or numbness. This can mean that foot injuries do not heal well, and you may not notice if your foot is sore or injured, leading to a diabetic foot complication or a hard-to-heal wound.

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Diabetic foot cure: There are various treatments options for patients with a diabetic ulcers. These treatments can range from surgical procedures, compression therapy, skin or substitute skin grafts to topical medications. However, not all treatments are effective for all individuals and most often then not the time to heal is months not days. 

Foot ulcer treatment: PRG and our podiatrists are dedicated to providing alternative, novel treatment options for our patients to potentially provide a treatment to heal their diabetic ulcer.  Clinical research is currently being carried out to identify a potential safe and effective treatment for foot ulcer. To learn more about becoming a participant complete the form on the right or call us at 480-889-1211.

Current Research Study


PRG has teamed with OrthoArizona and it's leading podiatry experts.  The HALF MOON clinical research study is enrolling people with diabetic foot ulcers.

Doctors are studying an investigational medication to find out if it can help the body fight infection and improve wound healing.

Do I qualify for the HALF MOON study? You may qualify to participate if you:

  • Are at least 18 years or older
  • Have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Have a foot ulcer

Qualified study participants may receive at no cost:

  • Study medication
  • Study related medical care
  • Compensation for time and travel

Learn more and see if you qualify.