Slow care leads to foot amputations: Dedicated Teams Needed

BBC News – Slow care leads to foot amputations

Thanks to our long-time SALSAmigo Dave Burroughes for spotting this BBC article regarding Diabetes UK’s initiatives.

In summary: 40% of UK hospitals don’t have dedicated teams to treat “foot attacks”, or diabetic foot complications.

A quote from Diabetes UK’s Barbara Young:

“This is not something that requires more money. In fact, putting these kind of systems in place can actually save money because the amputations that they prevent are so expensive”

We agree, Barbara.

Foot x-ray

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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