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Monday, 14 November 2016

Diabetes not being taken seriously enough

Diabetes not being taken seriously enough
- A survey in Tasmania done by EMRS in February showed 30 per cent of respondents identified, unprompted, that amputation and blindness were key health consequences of diabetes. Yet in Tasmania every four days a Tasmanian has a lower limb amputation related to diabetes, and one in four hospitalisations for diabetes are preventable.