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DIABETES RELATED AMPUTATIONS CONTINUE TO RISE IN 2016 TO A 3 YEAR HIGH

Thursday 28 Sep 2017

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DIABETES IRELAND WARNING PEOPLE WITH DIABETES TO CHECK THEIR FEET DAILY TO DETECT PROBLEMS EARLY AS DIABETES RELATED AMPUTATIONS CONTINUE TO RISE IN 2016 TO A 3 YEAR HIGH

 

63% of all lower limb amputations diabetes related

2,820 people with diabetes hospitalised for foot ulcer treatment or limb loss in 2016

Little or no access to HSE foot screening service  

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https://www.diabetes.ie/diabetes-ireland-warning-to-check-feet-daily-to-detect-problems-early-avoid-amputations/

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