Lower limb amputation rates have dropped
Despite an increase in diabetes cases nationwide, fewer people with diabetes are facing lower leg and foot amputations than a decade ago, according to the results of a new study. Because diabetes leads to circulation problems and nerve damage, those who develop the disease are at a higher risk of amputation, especially when faced with slow-to-heal diabetic foot ulcers. Research has suggested that at many as 25 percent of people with diabetes will face amputation.
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