Diabetic foot: Which patients are most at risk of lower limb amputation?

Swedish researchers analysed the risk factors associated with diabetic foot amputations in 66,000 adults.
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The risk of foot amputation in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes is increased for older, male and divorced individuals, show results from a registry-based study.

Researchers from Örebro University in Sweden examined the risk factors associated with lower-limb amputation in more than 66,000 adults with an incident diabetes diagnosis.