Factors Contributing To Major And Minor Amputations Of Diabetic Foot: An Observational Study
Diabetes is a major cause of lower extremity amputation throughout the world, particularly in India, which is known as diabetic capital of the world(1). By 2025, it is estimated that India will have world’s largest population of diabetics. Diabetes Mellitus is the most important cause of non-traumatic amputations worldwide. Amputations are perhaps the most feared complication of diabetes. In 2017 around 9.4% of world population had diabetes. Among these, vast majority were inhabiting in developing nations. It is projected that by the year 2030, around 10% of the human race would become diabetics. The troublesome fact is that this disease is being diagnosed more and more in the younger population of the world. Each year, over one million amputations are being performed to alleviate disease caused by diabetes. This roughly works out as one amputation in the world every 30 seconds.