Diabetes Including Diabetes Foot Ulcer Treatment Program

diabetic foot ulcer

Diabetes Mellitus, more commonly known as just diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world and is due to an irregular high level of sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream as a result of either the pancreas not producing adequate amount of insulin or the cells no longer respond to the insulin produced. Insulin is an important hormone that is required by the cells to remove sugar and to use it for energy or to store for future use.

Inadequate management of sugar levels in the bloodstream leads to serious disorders including kidney (renal) failure, heart problems, blindness and stroke.

The Diabetes Mellitus program in Cuba offers the following treatment:

  • 10 Nights of hospitalization (including accommodation in a private room, nursing care and medical assistance, evaluation and preparation of medical history, as well as three-course meals and scheduled diagnostic tests)
  • Consultation with an endocrinologist
  • Consultation with ophthalmologist
  • Electrocardiogram test
  • Glycated [Glycosylated] Haemoglobin (HbA1c) test
  • Chest x-ray
  • Upper abdominal ultrasound CBC
  • Uric acid test
  • Creatinine test
  • Glycemia test (6)
  • Full lipid panel
  • Urea test
  • Cyturia test
  • Microalbuminuria test
  • Insulinemia test
  • Motor and sensory test
  • Nerve conduction of the 4 members

Please note that each treatment program is tailored to each individual case depending on the severity of the condition and the overall health of the patient

Diabetic Foot Ulcer – HEBERPROT-P

Heberprot-P is a drug developed by the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in Cuba for the treatment of severe diabetic foot ulcer which has epidermal growth factor (EGF) as it’s the main ingredient and is parenteral administered (intra-lesional injections directly in the wound). About 160,000 diabetic foot ulcer patients have been treated with Heberprot-P with success reducing the risk of amputation by 75%.

Diabetic patients have a decreased amount of growth factor concentrations, mainly epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF). EGF is an important growth factor that promotes cell growth and cell proliferation by binding to the epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR). A reduced amount of EGF impairs wound healing to such extremes as to may require amputation. Heberprot-Pencourages healing in a progressive and sustained manner.

Heberprot-P is given for treatment for patients suffering chronic nonhealing wounds with poor prognosis and those not responding to extensive conventional methods of treatment.

Treatment For Diabetic Foot Ulcer With HEBERPROT-P Includes :

Important Notice: Patients seeking treatment for diabetic foot ulcer should be aware this is an inpatient program which requires the patient’s attendance.



  1. Initial Aesthetic evaluation, consultation, and clinical history review
  2. Medical consultation with internal medicine and rehabilitation specialist

Laboratory Tests:

Clinical laboratory research tests and analysis of the following:

  • Urinalysis tests
  • Creatinine test
  • Electrocardiogram test
  • Glycaemia test
  • Haemoglobin test
  • White blood count (WBC) test
  • Erythrocyte Sediment rate test
  • Bleeding tests
  • Blood Group and Rh Factor test
  • Bacteriological smear with antibiogram test (2)
  • Leukogram test
  • Erythrocyte test
  • Sediment Rate test
  • Serology VDRL test


  • Chest X rays
  • Foot simple X ray (6 sessions)
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Regional MRI


  1. Venous Doppler in lower limbs
  2. Angiology specific pressure determinations
  3. Angiology and anaesthesia specialists’ consultation and orientation


  1. Right to operating room and anaesthesia
  2. Anaesthesia (TIVA basic); and
  3. Surgery (toilette of diabetic ulcers and skin graft)
  4. Administration of Heberprot- P injections (up to 20 vails)


  1. Hospital accommodation (30 days);
  2. 24/7 Nursing care; and
  3. Monitoring and evaluation

Please note that each treatment program is tailored to each individual case depending on the severity of the condition and the overall health of the patient


  • The above program does not include medications for certain conditions such as
    depression, blood coagulation, etc.
  • Medicaments, fluids, blood and derivatives to be used, as well as additional procedure(s)
    performed not included in the exact treatment would be invoiced separately on upon the conclusion of said treatment / procedure(s)


Private room with the following features:

  • Electronic patient bed
  • Equipment for disabled patient
  • Oxygen hookup
  • Three à la carte meals taking into account the patient’s preferences and / or special diets prescribed by physician
  • Fully equipped private bathroom
  • Infirmary and nursing care
  • Colour TV with national and international channels
  • Local and international phone services (extra cost will apply)
  • Safe box
  • Internet service on every floor
  • Laundry services


  • Assistance in visa issuance and extension (If needs be)
  • Each patient/ companion will be assigned a multi-lingual field member with the mandate of attending to all of our patients’ translation and personal needs;
  • 20 hours internet service;
  • Local airport pickup and drop off; and
  • Hospital pickup and drop off (if needed)

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