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Diabetes

To begin to understand how Diabetes Mellitus (DM) affects our feet you need to have an understanding of what happens in general within the body. 

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a growing epidemic and one of the most challenging economical difficulties for the UK. It was reported that 268, 154 people were diagnosed with diabetes on local registers in Scotland by the end of 2013, with approximately 65% of the population over the age of 65, with DM related complications (DIABETES IN SCOTLAND 2013). More recently it has been noted that the amount of people being diagnosed with diabetes is again on the rise and will have a notable impact on the NHS.

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