Data recently reported in The Times has shown a dramatic increase in the number of foot amputations for people with diabetes in the UK.

Likewise, the numbers of people developing diabetes in the UK is also increasing, especially Type 2 diabetes.

The three-year period from 2014 to 2017 recorded almost 4000 more amputations related to diabetes than the period 2010 – 2013.

In total 19,073 foot or toe amputations took place over the later period.

Amputation of a toe or foot due to loss of nerve sensation in the foot
is a risk for people who suffer from diabetes. Early recognition of symptoms is vital if the patient is to avoid this appalling outcome.

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