Simple, low-cost interventions can reduce amputations

01/17/2013 | Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.)

A study of 114 Swedish patients found that simple interventions, such as shoe inserts, podiatry and regular checkups could reduce diabetic foot amputations by at least 50%. Over a one-year period, only 0.9% of participants who used shoe inserts developed new foot ulcers, compared with reports of 3% to 8% in similar populations with diabetes. The results were slated for presentation at the International Conference on Prosthetics and Orthotics in India.

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