If the Shoe Doesn't Fit...

More than 80,000 foot amputations are performed every year on people with diabetes. Most of these are preventable, and one of the culprits for amputation is right below your nose: your shoes. According to a new study, 63 percent of diabetic patients wear the wrong size shoes, putting them at higher risk of developing foot ulcers, which can lead to amputations. "We were seeing so many patients in the clinic, with foot ulcers, we decided to investigate this problem," said Dr. Graham Leese of...Full Story
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