National EDC "Love Your Feet" Campaign Kicks Off to Reduce Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations

5/4/2017
LoveYourFeetLogoThe Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) national "Love Your Feet" campaign kicked off in April and will continue through September 30, 2017.

Lower extremity amputation rates related to diabetes have been gradually increasing each year since 2009, says a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC). 
 
The data, gathered from Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, found that of the nearly 38 million beneficiaries’ inpatient claims data examined in 50 states and three territories, almost 32,000 people with diabetes had a documented non-traumatic lower extremity amputation of a partial to whole foot or leg. (Toe amputation alone was not included.)

Learn more about this national campaign and the importance of foot care for people with diabetes. Download campaign resources here