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Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Program Status

 
Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level

$ 2,500 per year

Eligibility Criteria

Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Get Help With Your Treatment

Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF (7263)

Information About the Disease

Diabetic foot ulcers are sores that occur on the feet (typically on the bottom of the foot) of people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. They are the primary cause of hospital admissions for diabetics. About 15 percent of people with diabetes develop foot ulcers during their lifetimes. Treatment may include antibiotics or growth factor gels and skin substitutes. Medical treatment of ulcers is critical because if left untreated, they can become infected, which in turn can lead to loss of a limb. Diabetic foot ulcers precede more than 80 percent of leg amputations in the U.S.

For more information visit the American Diabetes Association website, or call 1-800-DIABETES.