Category Archives: Amputations

Statins May Lower Amputation Risk in Diabetes

Some cholesterol-lowering drugs may help reduce the risk of amputation for those with diabetes, according to a new study.

The study focused on more than 80,000 patients in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs health care system with both …

Kentucky Public Health Expert Says Diabetes Epidemic ‘Really Requires Community Action And Support’

An epidemic more deadly than coal dust is sweeping through the dogwood-dappled hollows of eastern Kentucky. The new threat: diabetes.  In Kentucky and across the broad Appalachian region, a third of the population is estimated by health officials to have …

Diabetic Amputations Down Significantly Since 1996

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that foot and leg amputations decreased dramatically between 1996 and 2008. Over those 12 years, amputations dropped from 11 out of every 1,000 diabetic adults to only four-a decrease of …