Honey saves diabetics

Honey saves diabetics

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin (USA) have found that greasy wounds on the feet of diabetics can get rid of their amputation. The therapy consists of applying a thin layer of honey to the ulceration, after cleaning the wound and removing the dead skin.

Due to its acidity, honey kills any bacteria that attacks the necrotic tissue due to lack of blood circulation to the feet. "These bacteria are often resistant to antibiotics, which causes a diabetic to be amputated every 30 seconds somewhere in the world," says Dr. Jennifer Eddy, coordinator of this study.

Source: The newspaper
May 10, 2007