Black diabetics lose a leg 3 times more often

Black diabetics have leg amputations more often than non-blacks do in every part of the U.S., according to a new report that analyzed variations in care. Black patients are nearly three times as likely to lose limbs overall, though the disparity is greater in some areas, particularly the South, according to the report from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Black diabetics have leg amputations more often than non-blacks do in every part of the U.S., according to a new report that analyzed variations in care. Black patients are nearly three times as likely to lose limbs overall, though the disparity is greater in some areas, particularly the South, according to the report from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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Black diabetics lose a leg 3 times more often