Preventing diabetic amputations
Diabetes is a leading cause of amputations
Around the world, diabetes causes lower limb amputations. According to NHS figures, a person with diabetes is 15 times more likely to undergo an amputation than anyone else.
Statistics kept by the charity Diabetes UK show that foot problems are the leading reason for hospitalisation amongst diabetics. Clearly, it is important to monitor foot health, if you have the condition. Independent Living