Today, diabetes is not only a problem in the UK, but the entire world. A big problem. In fact, it’s been appropriately described as a ticking time bomb. The reason is the massive – and growing – cost to the NHS of the complications of the disease – complications which include kidney failure, stroke, limb amputation, blindness and heart disease. Some report that the cost would rise to £17 Billion per year, that’s 17% of the entire budget of the NHS. The greatest tragedy in all of this, is that most of this is preventable. In the foot care industry, diabetes-related foot disease also has major consequences in terms of morbidity and associated mortality.

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