Many amputations among dialysis patients with diabetes 'unnecessary'
Diabetes patients who are also undergoing kidney dialysis need more intensive foot care to reduce their risk of lower-limb amputations, says a new study. Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease, and people with diabetes are already at increased risk of developing foot ulcers and slow-healing wounds which, if become infected, can lead to amputations. The risk stems from damage to nerves and blood supply to the feet.
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