Thursday, November 11, 2004

Health News Article | : Poor Footwear Ups Diabetes-Related Amputation Risk

Health News Article | "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people with diabetes, wearing inadequate footwear triples the risk of lower-leg amputation, according to a report from Barbados.
Prompted by anecdotal reports of high rates of diabetes-related amputation rates in the Caribbean, Dr. Anselm J. M. Hennis from University of the West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados, and colleagues investigated the situation there.
The overall rate of lower-extremity amputation among people with diabetes was 936 per 10,000 patients, the authors report in the medical journal Diabetes Care. That rate is three times higher than for similar Caribbean migrants to the UK. "

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SOURCE: Diabetes Care


At 9:06 AM, Blogger selva said...

The shoe manufactures can bring a new model slippers for them that would be very much useful for them....


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