The United States is in the midst of a diabetes epidemic, with a staggering 29.1 million Americans diagnosed with the disease in 2012 and an additional 86 million living with prediabetes. If current trends continue, these numbers are projected to double by 2030. Alongside this epidemic comes a slew of complications, and one of the most concerning is diabetic foot ulcers, affecting up to 25% of diabetic patients.

Diabetic foot ulcers are not just painful; they can lead to dire consequences, including infection, gangrene, tissue necrosis, and amputations. Swift and effective treatment is paramount to prevent these severe outcomes.

Unlocking Healing Potentials with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

At Hyperbaric Central, we understand the importance of exploring innovative treatments to combat the challenges posed by diabetic foot ulcers. That’s where Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) comes into play. It’s an FDA-approved treatment for diabetic foot ulcers that doesn’t rely on drugs but instead capitalizes on the incredible potential of pure oxygen.

So, what exactly does HBOT do to your body, and how does it help diabetic foot ulcers? Dr. Alan Katz, the medical director at Hyperbaric Central, provides valuable insights: “Undergoing HBOT before such drastic measures may decrease the chance of an amputation.”

When you receive HBOT, it enhances the delivery of oxygen to the affected tissue. One crucial effect of this increased oxygenation is the reduction of swelling and the regulation of the body’s inflammatory response by controlling cytokines.

HBOT goes a step further, improving your response to antibiotics, promoting the growth of new capillaries, and triggering the release of your body’s natural stem cells. These combined actions can significantly expedite the healing process, alleviate pain, enhance your quality of life, and simplify the management of these persistent wounds.

Additionally, complementary treatments like regenerative medicine, such as applying specialized cell-derived skins and utilizing platelet-rich plasma (PRP), can complement HBOT for even more promising results.

Evidence Backs the Efficacy of HBOT

Research speaks volumes about the positive impact of HBOT on diabetic foot ulcers. A study published in Diabetes Care in 2010, involving 94 patients with grade 2, 3, and 4 diabetic foot ulcers, demonstrated that HBOT facilitates healing in selected diabetic patients.

Furthermore, a report from the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s World Journal of Diabetes in 2016 highlighted HBOT’s potential. It can reduce tissue hypoxia, alleviate edema, boost angiogenesis and erythrocytes deformability, combat microbes, and enhance fibroblastic activity. In simpler terms, HBOT can increase oxygen supply to body tissues, potentially reducing swelling, inflammation, and infection while promoting wound healing.

In light of the dire consequences that diabetic foot ulcers can entail, diligent foot care and daily monitoring are vital for all diabetics. Keep an eye out for early signs, such as redness, swelling on the bottom of your feet, or blisters.


If you or someone you know is dealing with diabetic foot ulcers, consider HBOT as a beacon of hope. Explore our range of hyperbaric chambers, where you can find the perfect solution to aid your healing journey. Our expert staff is ready to assist you in selecting the ideal chamber for your needs and guiding you through the process. Don’t let diabetic foot ulcers dictate your quality of life; take control of your health with HBOT chambers from Hyperbaric Central.


Löndahl, M. (2010, May 1). Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Facilitates Healing of Chronic Foot Ulcers in Patients With Diabetes. National Library of Medicine.