Population-based secular trends in lower-extremity amputation for diabetes and peripheral artery disease
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"In contrast, individuals with diabetes require a greater focus on regular foot examinations, foot hygiene, foot care self-management education, professionally fitted therapeutic footwear, and early recognition and treatment of foot ulcers. Unfortunately, almost 80% of high-risk patients with diabetes do not receive foot care education, and as many as 60% have never checked their feet or had their feet examined.38,39 This is probably because amputation-prevention programs have not been a focus of contemporary diabetes-management strategies.40"
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