Reduce the rate of foot and leg amputations in adults with diabetes — D‑08

Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
4.9 lower extremity amputations per 1,000 adults (2016) *

4.3 per 1,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

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.

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

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