Preventing amputations major concern as diabetes numbers rise

Gerry Rayman
Date of the announcement: 
Thursday, 4 April, 2019

New data from the Diabetes Foot Care Profiles, published by PHE’s National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network reveals overall number of lower limb amputations continues to rise increasing with white males having the highest.  7,545 major amputations between 2015 and 2018 compared with 6,957 between 2012 to 2015.  The overall number of major amputations is increasing, as the number of people diagnosed with diabetes rises, but the rate among people with diabetes is not significantly increasing.