Data suggest that rates of diabetic foot ulcers are rising but diabetes-related amputation incidence is likely falling. Optimistic or Ominous?


If recent data seem to point to a drop in amputation rates in the USA– but an increase in ulcers (which are the antecedent to amputation)– should we be optimistic? Is this better care at work? Or…is this an ominous sign of a bolus of pathology to rush in. 

As we asked in a DFCon title from a couple of years ago: A day at the beach or calm before the next big wave???

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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