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Diabetes amputations drop dramatically

from Medical Daily

The rate of foot and leg amputations as a result of diabetes have has fallen by more than half since the mid-1990s, according to new government research released recently. Amputations were once a common fate for diabetics, but health officials said that the rate of foot and leg amputations among diabetes patients aged 40 and older fell by 65 percent between 1996 and 2008, according to a data analysis by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more

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