Amputations among People with Diabetes Can Be Reduced by 50%
Every 30 seconds somebody in the world is amputated as a consequence of foot complication due to diabetes. A new study at SahlgrenskaAcademy confirmes that shoe inserts, podiatry, regular checkups and other simple interventions can reduce the number of amputations by more than 50%.
Orthotic researchers at SahlgrenskaAcademy, University of Gothenburg, have studied diabetic foot complications ever since 2008. They have focused on protecting the foot from overloading the foot sole in order to minimize the risk of ulcers , which may eventually lead to amputation.