2000 diabetes related amputations in Canada annually

Press Release: Compromised wounds: costly and a system-wide problem Study reveals this often preventable issue plagues people with diabetes, in particular Quote: People with diabetes admitted to hospitals are nearly six times more likely than other patients to have wounds that don’t heal properly, reports the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). In fact, diabetes doubles the risk of infections after operations and makes patients nearly 40 times more likely than other patients to develop wounds due to poor blood circulation.

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2000 diabetes related amputations in Canada annually

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