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Diabetes

People with diabetes are at an increased risk for foot injury due to decreased sensation and increased blood sugar levels.  For people with diabetes, the risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer ranges from 15- 25% (AMA).  Thirty percent of diabetics over 40 years of age develop lower extremity disease, which includes peripheral arterial disease, [...]

Diabetes if the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  Deaths due to cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease are declining, but those of diabetes have “increased by about 30% in the past 12 years, and life expectancy for persons with diabetes is approximately 15 years less than those who do not have diabetes” [...]