A review of the cases of 496 diabetes patients found that 33% of men had ulceration while 20% had to undergo amputation, compared with only 18% and 7%, respectively, in female patients. The findings in the journal Endocrine suggest that men with diabetes may need more intensive treatments for foot complications associated with the disease, researchers said. The study looked specifically at patients diagnosed with or at risk of foot complications.
Review: Men with diabetes may need more foot treatment
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