Diabetes-related stroke and foot amputations rising in Australia

However, hospitalisation rates for many major complications of the disease have stabilised
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Admission rates for many diabetes-related complications have stabilised over the past decade, but admissions for stroke, hyperglycaemia and amputations for diabetic foot continue to rise in Australia, data show.

A study of trends for major diabetes complications shows the patterns are different depending on diabetes type, with improved management of type 2 disease largely confined to patients over 60, the authors say.