Study finds decline in diabetes-related amputations

03/30/2011 | Reuters

Rates of foot and leg amputations among people with diabetes in 2004 were between four to five for every 1,000 patients, an improvement from about 7 per 1,000 patients in 2000, according to data from Veterans Affairs clinics. The study in Diabetes Care also found a similar rate of decline for major and minor amputations, with the biggest decrease seen in above-the-knee procedures.

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