Diabetic foot ulcers are common in both Type 1 (insulin-dependent) and Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent diabetes). They can lead to considerable pain and disability.
Having a tendency to recur, they may lead to amputation if blood circulation can’t be maintained and/or take months or years to heal. Many never do. However, wheatgrass extract (Skin Recovery Spray preferred) has healed many of these ulcers simply by applying a small amount over the ulcer surface once a month and keeping the wound clean and covered with a daily light clean dressing. The extract assists the healing process apparently by restoring blood supply to the affected area(s).
How do diabetic ulcers form?
Reduction or blockage of blood flow to a particular area can cause the overlying skin to break down. Because the nerves controlling blood supply have been damaged, (peripheral neuropathy), affected skin becomes vulnerable to even minor injuries that can damage the skin surface and also result in an ulcer. Fortunately though, diabetic ulcers usually respond well to wheatgrass extract by facilitating repair of the minute nerves that control blood flow to the area.
How should I use wheatgrass on a diabetic ulcer?
It is very important to think "Less is best" when using wheatgrass extract. Apply just enough to cover the ulcer surface - but - once a month only. Keep the wound covered with a light gauze dressing and bandage - and persevere. Do not over-treat.
Case #1. Diabetic ulcer.
49 y.o. male. Left forefoot. Ulcer present 4 months and heals after two months' treatment with wheatgrass extract.
Case #2. Longstanding (many years) diabetic ulcer (foot)
This wound healed sufficiently to enable skin grafting.
Big toe amputation wound heals quickly
Diabetic ulcer skin graft heals well in 3 weeks
Diabetic ulcer heals in 5 weeks after surgical debridement & wheatgrass
Non-healing diabetic ulcer (due to trauma 4 months earlier). Wound almost healed after one week of wheatgrass.
55 y.o. male. Non-healing ulcer on heel 4 years.
Case #8. Wheatgrass extract recovers diabetic foot ulcer skin graft
This 52-year old Type 2 diabetic patient suffered from peripheral neuropathy, where the nerves controlling the blood circulation of his lower leg were damaged causing a reduction in blood flow to the area. Eventually, a diabetic ulcer developed.
Operation left quite a large wound (Fig.1.) which required a skin graft. However recovery was slow, so the patient began applying wheatgrass extract to the wound.
In two or three days, the wound had revascularised (blood supply recovered) and the open areas were beginning to close. (Fig. 2). After 7 days, the open areas of the graft/wound had closed completely. (Fig. 3.)
NOTE: Diabetic ulcers should be treated with wheatgrass extract ONCE A MONTH only. The wound is debrided (cleansed), in a few days. Clean dressings should be applied daily throughout the treatment period. Healing may take several weeks or more.