Every day, 225 diabetics will undergo a lower limb amputation. That’s the equivalent of a 747 full of passengers crashing every day. Of those 225, 30% will require a second amputation within three years and 50% of those 225 will die within five years of that first amputation.
Yet, it seems like no one is blogging about this silent killer — Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). Of all diabetes complications, foot disease is the leading cause of hospitalization.