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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

1> Every 7 seconds someone dies from diabetes

2> Every 20 seconds a lower limb is amputated

3> The lifetime risk of people with diabetes to develop to develop a FOOT ULCER is 347- more 50% of diabetic foot ulcers become infected

4> Diabetes contributes to approximately 80% of the 120,000 non-traumatic amputations performed yearly in the United States.

5> Diabetic Foot Ulcers double heart attack risk and mortality while increasing risk for stroke by 40%

6> The relative 5-year mortality rate after limb amputation is 68%. It is second only to lung cancer at 86%

Dr. David Armstrong, DPM
These statistics are very grim. It is very important to have an ANNUAL compressive diabetic foot exam.
Schedule your exam today!!

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