A doctor from Leicestershire has told ITV News Central that he estimates there are as many as 2 amputations every week on patients with diabetes in the county.
The number of people with the condition in Leicestershire has now passed 67,000 – according to Diabetes UK.
The majority of those are type two, which is affected by lifestyle. The South Asian community is disproportionately affected. Yasmin Bodalbhai reports.
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