Scotland launches campaign to prevent amputation from diabetes

02/5/2013 | Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.)

The Scottish government will ensure more diabetes patients receive foot checks through its new CPR for Feet campaign, which is meant to bring down the number of diabetes-related amputations in the country. Through the campaign, everyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes can receive foot care checks in hospitals and foot clinics, where they will identify patients with or in danger of developing foot ulcers and provide them with information and support aimed at helping patients avoid future foot amputation. More than 1,350 people in Scotland had a diabetes-related lower-limb amputation last year.

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