A study in Diabetes Care showed a more than threefold increased amputation risk among diabetes patients who were admitted to a tertiary care center for diabetic foot ulceration during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy from March 9 to May 18, compared with those seen in January through May 2019. Researchers said the "higher risk of amputation observed during COVID-19 lockdown confirms the need for proper and timely management of DFU patients to prevent dramatic outcomes responsible for a reduction of quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality."
Foot amputations in diabetes rise during pandemic
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