oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - Diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers : an often hidden problem : general review
|Article Title||Diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers : an often hidden problem : general review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Wound Healing Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Smith and Nephew|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||19 - 22|
|Keyword(s)||Diabetes and Diabetic foot ulcers|
Diabetes affects an estimated 16 million people in the USA. Just over half are aware that they have the disease. It is one of the leading causes of disease-related deaths in the USA. Diabetes and its related complications claim the lives of approximately 190 000 Americans annually. In South Africa, the situation is just as dire. Between four to six million people have diabetes.
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