With the cases of Diabetes type 2 rising in the UK here are some interesting statistics:-
1 in 20 people with Diabetes will develop a foot ulcer each year.
1 in 10 Diabetic foot ulcers result in Amputation.
100 people a week in the UK have an amputation due to Diabetes.
Rising rates of obesity will result in a higher incidence of chronic conditions such as artritis and type 2 diabetes.
Diet and low levels of physical activity contribute to both obesity and high blood pressure, and it is estimated that 28% of circulatory diseases are preventable through changes in diet.
source Podiatry Now September 2015