oa South African Family Practice - Diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers : an often hidden problem : review article

Volume 55, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Diabetes affects an estimated 16 million people in the United States and only just over half of whom are aware they have the disease. It is one of the leading causes of disease-related deaths in the U.S. Diabetes and its related complications claim the lives of approximately 190,000 Americans annually. In South Africa the situation is just as dire with between 4 - 6 million people having Diabetes.

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