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How to prevent amputations

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Diabetes is an increasingly common long-term condition. One person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England, equating to about 700 people every day.1 Additionally, 10 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes in England, placing them at increased risk of vascular complications of diabetes such as foot disease caused by neuropathy or ischaemia.2 Prevention, early detection and referral to dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes foot care teams for rapid access to treatment can save lives and reduce unnecessary amputations.

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