Ethnicity and risk of lower limb amputation in people with Type 2 diabetes

January 11, 2016

Source: Diabetic Medicine, Vol 33(1), pp 55–61

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Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Lower limb amputation is a serious complication of diabetic foot disease and there are unexplained ethnic variations in incidence.

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£650m cost of ulcers and amputations

April 7, 2012

Title: New foot care report shows £650m cost of ulcers and amputations

Source: NHS Diabetes

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Date of publication: March 2012

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: The NHS Diabetes report demonstrates the cost of poor diabetes foot care for patients and the NHS with £650m being spent on amputations and foot ulcers annually.

Length of publication: 1 web page

Some important notes: Links to the full report, press release and a factsheet are all available from this web page.

Acknowledgements: NHS Networks

Trends in lower extremity amputations in people with and without diabetes in England, 1996-2005

June 7, 2010

Source: Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 01 February 2010, 87 (2) p.275-282

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Date of publication: February 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study of hospital activity data examined trends in non-traumatic lower extremity amputations (LEAs) between 1996 and 2005 in people with and without diabetes (DM) in England. The incidence of type 2 DM-related amputations increased by 43%, from 2.0 to 2.7/100,000 population. It concludes that a number of varying factors may be attributable to this increase but highlights the importance of diabetes prevention strategies and controlling risk factors for LEAs in people with diabetes.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Acknowledgement: Cinahl