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Diabetic feet – CEO Barbara Young calls for ‘feet first’ approach

Diabetic feet – CEO Barbara Young calls for ‘feet first’ approach

‘If I were to tell you about a place where thousands of feet were amputated every year as a result of poor healthcare, you would assume I was talking about somewhere in the developing world. Well, you’d be wrong. The fact is that here in the UK, thousands of people with diabetes have amputations every year.’ Barbara Young, CEO Diabetes UK Read the full article here: Diabetes – ‘Feet first’ for diabetes patients call by Barbara Young, CEO Diabetes UK...

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New foot care clinics cutting waiting times

New foot care clinics cutting waiting times

This is excellent news on the foot care front – perhaps HSE South and Diabetes Ireland, who set up the clinics in a joint venture, might come across and visit advise UK county authorities on the way forward. New foot care clinics cutting waiting times in Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford irishhealth.com/article.html?i… — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 23,...

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Diabetic with sore toe ends up having lower leg amputation

Diabetic with sore toe ends up having lower leg amputation

“Diabetics and those who care for them need to ensure they check their feet and their heels at regular intervals.” This lady was let down and lost her leg because of it.  Gran left down after treatment for sore right toe ends in left leg amputation bit.ly/S1prORvia @daily_record — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 23, 2012 Margaret’s story will feature on Panorama on BBC1 on November...

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