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.

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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