CDC: Diabetes amputations falling dramatically

Bottom line: Amputations have been falling since 1996 in the USA. This is the same time that changes in the definition of diabetes likely brought many more new-onset patients into the population. In other words, our denominator increased. We’d like to think we’re making a difference– and it appears as though we are, but what we really have to ask is:

Is this a day at the beach, or the calm before the next big wave? Cheers, -DGA

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