Foot-care failure 'causes misery'

Older people are being left housebound and disabled by a lack of NHS foot-care services in England, Age Concern says.

It cites Office of National Statistics figures from 2001 suggesting a third of over-65s cannot cut their own toe-nails and struggle to access NHS services.

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Call for an end to "national disgrace" of diabetes-related amputations

Diabetes UK has today launched a campaign to bring an end to the "national disgrace" of thousands of preventable amputations in people with diabetes, as new research has once again highlighted the unacceptably poor levels of foot care for people with the condition. ...

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Diabetic foot ulcers linked with higher risk of death, heart attack and stroke

People with diabetes who develop foot ulcers are at more risk of dying prematurely than those without the complication, a new large-scale study has found. The researchers say the findings highlight the need for improved detection and management of those with diabetes and foot ulcers. ...

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Campaigners head to Westminster to demand better diabetes care

More than sixty Diabetes Voices volunteers traveled to Westminster yesterday, to demand improvements to diabetes healthcare, as part of a lobbying event organised by Diabetes UK. ...

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