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There is some sobering new data from a study in the Journal of Diabetes Complications. The initial severity of a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a significant predictor for patient mortality, making DFU severity more of a warning sign for death than peripheral arterial disease, coronary artery disease or stroke.1

Source: Study: Initial Diabetic Foot Ulcer Severity Predictive Of Alarming Mortality In Veterans | Podiatry Today

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PV Mayer

Dr. Perry Mayer is the Medical Director of The Mayer Institute (TMI), a center of excellence in the treatment of the diabetic foot. He received his undergraduate degree from Queen’s University, Kingston and medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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