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Diabetic Amputations Soar

The Sound of Ideas
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Diabetes related amputations have increased markedly in the last 15 years; a hundred thousand foot amputations a year nationally now, and NE Ohio has an above average rate. America spends billions paying for surgeries, prosthetic devices, rehabilitaiton therapy, lost work days or total disability not to mention the human suffering that comes with loss of toes, feet and legs. Diabetic amputations are most common among the poor, the obese and the elderly. As part of ideastream's week-long, multi-media coverage of Diabetes: The Constant Shadow, join us for a candid conversation about consequences and prevention of diabetes. Wednesday at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.

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Dr. Randy Cebul, Director, Better Health Greater Cleveland & Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Clay Kelly, Chief of Service, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Greg Leimkuehler, Orthotist and Prosthetist, Leimkuehler, Inc.

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