Wounds double risk for 10 year mortality

We wanted to share some data published in Diabetes Care last year that we believe didn’t get enough attention. It is from Iversen and coworkers from a terrific Norwegian cohort of patients.

To summarize:
* people with a history of a diabetic foot ulcer have a 40% greater 10 year mortality than people with diabetes alone
* having a wound immediately doubles ones chances of dying at 10 years compared with those without diabetes

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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