Every 20 seconds a limb is lost somewhere in the world as a consequence of diabetes1
…in Australia the number is 1 limb lost every 2 hours2.
Other statistics around people living with Diabetes are just as confronting.
1. Whiting, D. R., Guariguata, L., Weil, C., and Shaw, J. “IDF Diabetes Atlas: Global Estimates of the Prevalence of Diabetes for 2011 and 2030.” Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 2011. 94 (3): 311-21.
2. Van Netten JJ, Lazzarini PA, Fitridge R, Kinnear E, Griffiths I, Malone M, Perrin BM, Prentice J, Sethi S, Wraight PR. Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022: The first step towards ending avoidable amputations within a generation. Brisbane: Diabetic Foot Australia, Wound Management CRC; 2017.