Study: Diabetic Foot Complications Among The Top 10 Causes Of Disability

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD


Diabetes-related lower extremity complications are a major cause of global disability, according to a recent study in Diabetic Medicine.


The study notes that of the 435 million people worldwide estimated to have diabetes, about 19 to 34 percent will experience a foot ulcer during their lifetimes.1 My coauthors and I note that diabetic foot complications are a leading cause of infection, hospitalization and amputation throughout the world although evidence-based care can prevent these outcomes … read more