California’s ‘Shocking’ Rise In Amputations Mystifies Diabetes Experts
Experts are a bit stumped at the increase, but have theories, including an aging population and inadequate attention to diagnosing and managing the disease in some populations.
Diabetes-Related Amputations Increase In California — And San Diego
Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California — and San Diego County in particular — in a “shocking” trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country. Statewide, lower-limb amputations increased by more than 31 percent from 2010 to 2016 when adjusted for population change. In San Diego County, the increase was more than twice that: 66.4 percent. (Clark, 9/20)