Charity says amputations ‘still too high’

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The number of people in Mansfield and Ashfield having amputations due to diabetes is still above the national average, new figures have revealed.

Between 2010 and 2013 in the Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group area, 4.3 people per thousand with diabetes have had an amputation each year, figures circulated by Diabetes UK have revealed.

This is above the national average of 2.6 per thousand people with diabetes per year having a lower limb amputation, the charity said.


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