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Diabetics living in Langeland are urged to come forward to have their feet checked for dangerous sores

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A screening initiative mooted by Region Syddanmark to prevent foot ulcers and amputations, “Foot på Langeland” has already received 200 applications. Svendborg Hospital vascular specialist Lene Langhoff Clausen told DR that many diabetics often visited the hospital when it was too late to save their feet from being amputated. “They come in with large wounds and sadly, it has to be amputated due to their diabetic conditions.” In Denmark, Langeland holds the highest number of citizens with diabetes. In total, there are around 350,000 Danes with diabetes. 

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