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Trying to save diabetic feet

Los Angeles Times, March 23, 2009

Over the last 15 years, the U.S. rate of foot amputations from complications of diabetes has soared, approaching 100,000 annually, according to studies and government statistics. Hundreds of health professionals internationally say that's simply too high—even accounting for the growing prevalence of the disease—and are trying to figure out what to do about it. They concluded a three-day meeting on diabetic feet Saturday in Los Angeles.