Healthwatch Suffolk: new report on diabetic foot care published

Feet in focus report graphicHealthwatch Suffolk have published their latest research about accessing diabetic foot care in Suffolk.

The report is part of a project that will see patients across the East of England receiving a new information card about foot health and risk following their annual health check.

They hope that the findings will be used to improve services in Suffolk and to build on continued developments within local services.

Between five and seven per cent of people with diabetes are estimated to have a diabetic foot ulcer at some point in their lives.

Diabetes UK indicate that over 100 diabetes-related foot amputations occur every week in England and that, surprisingly, just one in three people with the disease do not realise that having the condition increases their risk.

More information

To read the report in full or if you want to contact Healthwatch Suffolk about the report, see their website: Healthwatch Suffolk Feet in Focus

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