According to the BBC: “Amputation rates for diabetes patients are 10 times higher in some parts of England than in others, according to a study. Researchers say the figures highlight the importance of ensuring the right specialist care. The findings coincide with an NHS report putting the annual cost of diabetes-related amputations at £120m.”
This dog agrees with Diabetes UK that this is a “national disgrace”. We’re used to there being a postcode-lottery for equipment including insulin pumps but for there to be such massive variation with something as important as amputations is appalling.
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