10/6/2006 11:08:01 AM
SAN MARCOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diabetes is becoming an epidemic throughout the world. The complications from diabetes are creating a physical and economic crisis to these patients and society. One of the most dreaded complications is developing a diabetic foot ulcer. Approximately 2.4 million diabetic foot ulcers are diagnosed each year in the U.S., many progressing to lower limb amputation. It is estimated that the U.S. healthcare costs for treating diabetic foot ulcers and related amputations exceed $10 billion per year.
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