Putting feet first for patients with diabetes
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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.

Nursing Standard. 35, 1, 51-52. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.1.51.s19

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