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70% of lower extremity amputations happen to people with diabetes: IDF

Apr 12, 2010 11:27:29 AM - thecolombotimes.com

by Bobby Ramakant – CNS
"Over one million lower extremity amputations are performed each year, 70% of which happen to people with diabetes.  In India, almost 40,000 legs are amputated every year as a consequence of diabetes" said Professor Jean Claude Mbanya,  President of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in his message to the mid-term continuing medical education (CME) meeting on "High-risk diabetic foot" organized by the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), UP Chapter and Indian Podiatry Association (IPA) in Kanpur on Sunday, 11 April 2010.