Diabetes: More than 9,000 amputations a year in England caused by the disease At least £1 in every £140 of NHS spending goes towards foot care for people with diabetes.

At least £1 in every £140 of NHS spending goes towards foot care for people with diabetes.

Diabetes leads to more than 176 leg, toe or foot amputations every week in England, according to new analysis by the charity Diabetes UK.

Diabetes is the most common cause of lower limb amputations in the UK, with a someone living with the disease 20 times more likely to have an amputation than someone without the condition.

People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing problems in their feet because high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels,...
source: The Sky News

2020-02-27 05:14
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