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Glucose Control
By Krystle Scott, DPM and Suhad A. Hadi, DPM, FACFAS
Patients with diabetes are not void of surgical needs, whether it is emergent surgery or elective surgery. These needs can, however, come with a set of risks for the patient with regard to overall…
Amputations
Excellent work published by colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine’s Save the Extremity program (STEP) suggests that the distance a patient must travel to seek care may influence hospital choice.1…
Amputation Risk
By David Swain, DPM
Multiple studies link sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors, the newest class of medications for treating diabetes, with a possible increase in lower extremity amputations.1-8 The exact…
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