Hidden crisis: the hourly toll of diabetic foot loss

Australian amputation rates 'among highest in OECD'

Diabetes specialists are calling for urgent improvement to diabetic foot care, given Australia’s startlingly high amputation rate.

Every two hours in Australia, a limb — usually a foot — is amputated from a patient with diabetes, the second-highest rate among OECD countries, they write in a Medical Journal of Australia commentary.