Temporal trends in major, minor and recurrent lower extremity amputations in people with and without diabetes in Belgium from 2009 to 2018 #ActAgainstAmputation @alpslimb

Important work from Lauwers and coworkers and the Belgian Amputation Group. Key points: Diabetic foot disease is the main reason for lower extremity amputation (LEA).The incidence of major amputations reduced by 45% in diabetics in Belgium.The incidence of minor LEAs in people with diabetes remained stable.The incidence of secondary amputations in people with diabetes remained... Continue Reading →

Incidence, hospitalization and mortality and their changes over time in people with a first ever diabetic foot ulcer

Important work from the UK's Primary Care Database suggests that the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers, hospitalizations and mortality appears to have reduced over the past decade in people with type 2 diabetes. Aims: A diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a severe condition associated with morbidity and mortality. Population-based studies are rare and limited by... Continue Reading →

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