More diabetic peg-legs in south west of country

By | 25 November, 2010
A post-amputee diabetic, yesterday

A post-amputee diabetic, yesterday

The BBC is reporting that a new NHS compiled “Atlas of Variation in Healthcare” shows that “the rate of major amputations [due to diabetes complications] in the South West, at three in 1,000, is almost twice the rate in the South East.” Variations in the amputation rates in diabetes patients in England have been described as shocking by Diabetes UK. The atlas also reveals a big variation in the percentage of people with diabetes who are receiving all the essential checks to monitor their condition.

It probably won’t come as a wild surprise to most readers to see that diabetes care varies wildly around the country, but you can read all the gory details on the following pages.

Sources:

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11832233

NHS Atlas: http://www.rightcare.nhs.uk/atlas/

6 thoughts on “More diabetic peg-legs in south west of country

  1. Tim

    Neville was going to expand on the headline and suggest that there’s a correlation between west country amputation rates, west country accents, amputated legs, eye patches and pirates that hasn’t been explored in this report. But he thought it would be in poor taste.

  2. Rohan

    Well, I suppose that’s one good reason to have moved out of Devon! Still doesn’t make up for living in Coventry though! 😛

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