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Health services access, awareness reduce diabetic leg amputations

from Science Network WA via Medical Xpress

Better access to health services and more awareness of diabetes are being hailed for a 70 percent decrease in the risk of local Type 2 diabetics requiring a leg amputation. The finding comes against a backdrop of rising diabetes rates worldwide, study author and podiatric medicine researcher Mendel Baba says. "Although the burden of diabetes is increasing ... there's been some changes in the way we care for diabetic foot disease or management strategies that have been successful," she says. more

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