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Diabetes-related amputations up significantly in California — and San Diego

Clinicians are amputating more toes, legs, ankles and feet of patients with diabetes in California — and San Diego County in particular — in a “shocking” trend that has mystified diabetes experts here and across the country. Statewide, lower-limb amputations increased by more than 31 percent from 2010 to 2016 when adjusted for population change. […]