Putting feet first for patients with diabetes
Dan Howarth Head of care, Diabetes UK
Good foot care is the key to reducing the rising number of lower limb amputations
The number of diabetes-related amputations in the UK is at record levels. More than 8,800 procedures were carried out in 2016/17 which equates to 25 minor and major amputations a day, or more than 170 a week.
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