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We see nutritional care to support optimal wound healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers.

Create targeted medical nutrition solutions for improved wound healing

In 2021, 537 million adults were living with diabetes and this number, and consequently healthcare cost, are expected to increase.1 Unfortunately, the condition is often poorly controlled, which results in serious complications such as diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). These non- or poorly healing wounds below the ankle2 develop in up to 34% of diabetic patients.3

Malnutrition and specific micronutrient deficiencies are factors that may further impair wound healing in patients with diabetes.4 Wound healing is a complex process that requires an adequate balance of energy, carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals.5 Oral nutrition supplements containing the right nutrients in the right amounts are a convenient format to help patients meet their nutritional requirements.

In this white paper, we explore the latest science-based recommendations for nutritional therapy in patients with or at risk of DFU, and how this is creating new opportunities for tailored medical nutrition innovation.


  1. International Diabetes Foundation. IDF Diabetes Atlas 2021. (Brussels, Belgium, 2021).
  2. Lavery, L. A. et al. Reevaluating the Way We Classify the Diabetic Foot: Restructuring the diabetic foot risk classification system of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot. Diabetes Care 31, 154-156 (2008).
  3. Armstrong, D. G., Boulton, A. J. M. & Bus, S. A. Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence. N. Engl. J. Med. 376, 2367-2375 (2017).
  4. Stechmiller, J. K. Understanding the role of nutrition and wound healing. Nutr. Clin. Pract. 25, 61-68 (2010).
  5. Arnold, M. & Barbul, A. Nutrition and wound healing. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 117, 42s-58s (2006). 

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