Amputations up 43% in Type 2 Diabetes in the UK over 10 year period

This month’s edition of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice features a manuscript by Imperial College of London’s Vamos and coworkers analyzing 10 years of data from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). While there was a reduction in major and minor amputations overall, the number of amputations in type 2 diabetes increased by 43%. These data highlight the importance of forming and maintaining diabetes limb salvage teams not only within the NHS, but worldwide.

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