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Certain footwear may increase risk of lower-leg amputation

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

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About: Certain footwear may increase risk of lower-leg amputation

Date: 8 November 2004

Source: Reuters Health UK


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