Diabetes foot-related complications

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There is wide global variation in diabetes-related foot complications due to varying definitions, diagnostic methods, population characteristics, methods for handling data and provision of services. Based on available information, the IDF Africa Region and the South and Central America Region seem to have higher levels of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Overall, in most countries where data are available, the incidence of lower-limb amputations due to diabetes seems to be decreasing. However, there remains a dearth of systematic reviews quantifying diabetes-related foot complications.

This report looks at the prevalence of diabetes-foot related complications around the world and makes recommendations to support future research.

72% of people living with diabetes in a Senegalese study had diabetic peripheral neuropathy