Amputation, MI in Diabetics Way Down Since 1990 : Great but cautionary news from the CDC. Published: Apr 17, 2014 By Kristina Fiore , Staff Writer, MedPage Today Complications tied to diabetes — such as amputation and cardiovascular disease — have plummeted over a 20-year span, according to government researchers. An analysis of national data found that rates of myocardial infarction (MI) in diabetic patients dropped about 68%, and amputation rates were halved between 1990 and 2010, Edward Gregg, PhD , of the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues reported in the April 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine .
Amputation, Heart Attack in Diabetics Way Down Since 1990: But denominator keeps increasing
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