By 2030, at least 550 million people will have diabetes- approximately 10% of the world's adult population.

- International Diabetes Federation, 2011

Diabetes kills more people annually than breast cancer and AIDS combined.

- American Diabetes Association, 2009

60-70% of those with diabetes will develop peripheral neuropathy, or lose sensation in their feet.

- Dyck et al. Diabetic Neuropathy 1999

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    The Extreme Cost of Diabetes in Ontario: A diabetic limb amputation every 4 hours

    June 1, 2018
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    Diabetes Canada Steps up the Heat: A call to action in the fight to prevent diabetic amputations

    June 1, 2018

            NEW REPORTS HIGHLIGHT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE LIMBS AND IMPROVE LIVES   May 09, 2018 Time to act against preventable diabetes-related amputations In some provinces one lower limb amputation occurs every day as a result of a diabetic foot ulcer, with the frequency varying across Canada. Many of these amputations could be prevented with proper care and access to supports. In recognition of World Foot Health Awareness Month, Diabetes Canada has released new reports that address the benefits…

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