endocrinology
Diabetes care

Diabetes-related foot disease more disabling than heart disease


The disability burden caused by diabetes-related lower extremity complications exceeds that of ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, according to an analysis of Global Burden of Disease data. The authors of a letter in Diabetic Medicine said global estimates of years lived with disability (YLD) and disability-adjusted life-years (DALY) due to diabetes-related foot disease were ...

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