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Comprehensive foot care programs for diabetics can reduce amputation rates by as much as 45-85%.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. Diabetic Neuropathies: The nerve damage of diabetes. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2009. http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Diabetes/diabetic-neuropathies-nerve-damage-diabetes/Documents/Neuropathies_508.pdf. Accessed October 26, 2015

Reference

Title
Diabetic Neuropathies: The nerve damage of diabetes
Publisher
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Publication Date
2009
Authors
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
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