Maureen McFadden | Dec. 12, 2013 | WNDU
Diabetes is a growing problem worldwide, becoming epidemic in many countries. In the U.S. alone nearly 26-million children and adults are diabetic.That's over eight percent of the population.
Among their many health problems are chronic wounds. Wounds that lead to the amputation of limbs in 66-thousand diabetics in America each year. There are currently no therapeutic treatments, but researchers at the University of Notre Dame have made a find they hope will change that.
Dr. Mayland Chang of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry says currently the standard of care for diabetic wounds is to keep them clean and prevent infection.