Diabetes causes more than 120 foot and toe amputations a WEEK in England

More than 120 foot and toe amputations are carried out every week in England as a result of diabetes.


Shocking figures reveal the number of amputations linked to the disease have risen by over a quarter since 2013.


Type 2 diabetes’ prevalence has more than doubled over the past decade due to rising rates of obesity, inactivity and unhealthy eating.


The disease can lead to amputations if it causes nerve damage that lead to infected wounds that do not heal. These infections can then spread to a person’s bones and even result in gangrene … read more