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. Increased screening and progress monitoring could be reasons for the decline, said expert Dr. James Wrobel, who was not involved in the study published in Diabetes Care.

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