Food for thought: We need to treat diabetes like we treat cancer to prevent amputations…Data from the commonwealth fund

This find and condensation from SALSA’s Joe Mills:

Data showed the U.S. had the highest survival rate among the countries for breast and colorectal cancer — BUT fared poorly when it comes to deaths from asthma and amputations due to diabetes. The U.S. suffers from “a failure to effectively manage these chronic conditions that make up an increasing share of the disease burden,” Squires said.

Read more:http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/75851.html#ixzz1tosJ1MB6

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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