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Diabetes

10 August 2010

Foot doctor can help diabetics

Being treated by a podiatrist helps diabetes patients reduce their risk of amputation, research shows.

Being treated by a podiatrist helps diabetes patients reduce their risk of amputation, research shows.

The study of nearly 29,000 diabetes patients, aged 18 to 64, found that those who had had at least one visit with a podiatrist prior to receiving a foot ulcer diagnosis had a lower risk of amputation and hospitalization (nearly 15 percent and 17 percent, respectively).

 

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