Status: Baseline only


Reduce the rate of lower extremity amputations in adults with diagnosed diabetes

Baseline: 4.9 lower extremity amputations per 1,000 adults aged 18 years and over with diagnosed diabetes occurred in 2016 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 4.3 lower extremity amputations per 1,000 adults

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


People with diabetes who have a foot or leg amputated are at increased risk of death. Evidence shows that long-term blood sugar control and team approaches to manage diabetic foot ulcers can help reduce amputation rates in people with diabetes.

Topics:  Diabetes, Health Care

Workgroup: Diabetes Workgroup