Record 169 UK patients a week get diabetes-related amputations

A record 169 people a week are having to undergo an amputation procedure as a result of diabetes, a study has found.


Analysis by the charity Diabetes UK found that 26,378 people had lower limb amputations linked to diabetes between 2014 and 2017, a 19.4% rise from 2010 to 2013. Unhealed ulcers and foot infections are the main cause of diabetes-related amputations. Diabetes affects almost 3.7 million people in the UK … read more