Putting feet first in care of patients with diabetes
Dan Howarth Head of care, Diabetes UK
Nurses must be able to recognise the early signs of foot problems to ensure they do not lead to serious conditions
The number of diabetes-related amputations in the UK is at record levels. More than 8,300 procedures were carried out last year, which equates to 23 minor and major amputations a day, or more than 160 a week.
Nursing Older People. 29, 10,14-14. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.10.14.s12