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Diabetes Rural Outreach Project – Saving Limbs, Saving Lives.
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Saving Limbs and Saving Lives

Every year, there are over one million lower extremity amputations due to diabetes-related complications worldwide, 82,000 of them in the United States. With this statistic in mind, the Diabetes Rural Outreach Project was started in 2005. It is a privately funded program designed to identify, monitor and treat homebound diabetic patients in underserved areas who are at risk for lower extremity amputation.



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Diabetes Rural Outreach Program.

Every year, there are over one million lower extremity amputations due to diabetes-related complications worldwide, 82,000 of them in the United States. With this statistic in mind, the Diabetes Rural Outreach Project was started in 2005. It is a privately funded program designed to identify, monitor and treat homebound diabetic patients in underserved areas who are at risk for lower extremity amputation.



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… up to 85 percent of diabetic lower extremity amputations are preventable

– World Health Organization & the International Diabetes Foundation
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It is unacceptable that so much disability and death are caused by leg amputation when the solutions are clear and affordable.

Dr. Catherine Le Gales-Camus, Asst. Dir.-Gen. Non-communicable diseases U.N. World Health Organization

The incidence of diabetes worldwide will increase by 7 million new cases annually…

International Diabetes Federation 2009

…up to 85 percent of diabetic lower extremity amputations are preventable.

World Health Organization I.D.F.

Testimonials


It is unacceptable that so much disability and death are caused by leg amputation when the solutions are clear and affordable.

Dr. Catherine Le Gales-Camus, Asst. Dir.-Gen. Non-communicable diseases U.N. World Health Organization

The incidence of diabetes worldwide will increase by 7 million new cases annually…

International Diabetes Federation 2009

…up to 85 percent of diabetic lower extremity amputations are preventable.

World Health Organization I.D.F.


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