Project tackles high amputation rates for aboriginal diabetics -CBC

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Project tackles high amputation rates for aboriginal diabetics

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2007 | 12:28 PM CT
CBC News

Health officials are working to determine why aboriginal diabetics in Manitoba are much more likely to have a limb amputated than other people with the disease.

The rate of diabetes among aboriginal people in the province is four to five times higher than the general population, says Tracy Scott of the Ontario-based St. Elizabeth Health Care, which is conducting the study.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2007/10/18/diabetes-amputations.html

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