KESS II supporting efforts to develop gel for chronic diabetic wounds

Diabetics' wounds are more difficult to manage than those of the general population and often can heal more slowly and in worse cases lead to amputation, due to elevated blood glucose levels and poor circulation.

Bangor scientists are working on create a cutting-edge injectable gel to aid the recovery of such chronic wounds for patients with diabetes. Head of School of Medical Sciences, Prof Dean Williams said: "Diabetic foot disease is a potentially serious condition. As the incidence of diabetes continues to increase, more people are presenting with diabetic foot disease. Foot ulcers in patients with diabetes can have a devastating impact on their quality of life that includes a reduction in mobility, inability to work and loss of limb. The development of a new dressing that has some of the key properties that we require will aid quicker ulcer healing, reduce their impact on quality of life and prevent amputations."

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Publication date: 16 August 2016