Prevention pitfalls: Why amputation rates are still too high

istockphoto.com #17177465 Essential to achieving the goal of prevent­ing amputation in patients with diabetes is recognizing barriers that stand in the way, according to a Swedish diabetic foot expert who spoke in March at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) in Los Angeles. By Jordana Bieze Foster Barriers include vascular compromise and infection, both of which can easily be overlooked in patients with diabetic neuropathy because the classic symptom of pain is absent, said Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD, senior consultant in the Department of Endocrinology at Skane University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden. “Patients are actually very rational,” Apelqvist said

istockphoto.com #17177465 Essential to achieving the goal of prevent­ing amputation in patients with diabetes is recognizing barriers that stand in the way, according to a Swedish diabetic foot expert who spoke in March at the Diabetic Foot Global Conference (DFCon) in Los Angeles. By Jordana Bieze Foster Barriers include vascular compromise and infection, both of which can easily be overlooked in patients with diabetic neuropathy because the classic symptom of pain is absent, said Jan Apelqvist, MD, PhD, senior consultant in the Department of Endocrinology at Skane University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden. “Patients are actually very rational,” Apelqvist said

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Prevention pitfalls: Why amputation rates are still too high