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The risk of lower-leg amputation is greater in men and single people. The level of blood glucose control and the duration of diabetes also affected the risk. No footwear tripled the risk. Sneakers, rubber thong sandals and fashion shoes also increased the risk. Strategies need to be developed to inform diabetics about the most effective foot care.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health UK
About: Certain footwear may increase risk of lower-leg amputation
Date: 8 November 2004
Source: Reuters Health UK
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