GOOD foot care can lead to a reduction in the number of diabetes-related amputations, say a national charity.
Diabetes UK has launched a national campaign called Putting Feet First.
It is encouraging people with the condition to take care of their feet, which would reduce the number of amputations. Portsmouth has a higher rate of amputations – 1.94 amputations are carried out in every 1,000, compared to 0.99, nationally.
A workshop is being held on Wednesday, April 18, to focus on prevention.
It takes place at the Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, at 1pm.
Pre-booking is advised as there are limited spaces.
To find out more call 01372 720148, email email@example.com or visit diabetes.org.uk/putting-feet-first.
Diabetes can lead to poor circulation and reduced feeling in the feet.
This means feet-related problems can go unnoticed until it’s too late for treatment and an amputation is the only solution.