Despite all the publicity about Diabetes, the condition is still leading to over 100 amputations per week due to poor control of the condition.
It is clear that there needs to be better education about the condition, and more support for those suffering with both Type I and Type II diabetes, so that people can learn to live with the condition without having to experience the terrifying side effects that can occur, like amputation.
Do you know the signs of Diabetes? The main symptoms include feeling very thirsty, urinating more than usual, feeling very tired and weight loss amongst others.
It is so important for the condition to be diagnosed as early as possible, because it will only get worse if it is left untreated.
If diabetes is not properly managed it can lead to serious consequences such as sight loss, limb amputation, kidney failure and stroke. Figures have revealed that every week there are over 100 amputations due to people controlling their diabetes poorly. Chris Askew, Chief executive of Diabetes UK, has warned there is a ‘crisis’ surrounding the illness and said people aren’t aware of the seriousness of the condition.