Facts about Diabetes Foot Care : And Why Foot Care is Important,

280 Australians develop diabetes every day.
That’s one person every five minutes.

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Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated)

Total annual cost impact of diabetes in Australia estimated at $14.6 billion

There are more than 4,400 amputations every year in Australia as a result of diabetes.

In 2005, more than 1000 people with diabetes died as a direct result of foot ulcers and lower limb wounds – around 8% of all diabetes related deaths.

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Every year there are 10,000 hospital admissions in Australia for diabetes-related foot ulcers in Australia – many of these end with people having a limb, or part of a limb, amputated. 

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Experts estimate diabetic foot disease costs Australia around $875 million every single year.

Recent new research suggests investing in evidence-based care for Australians with diabetic foot ulcers could save around $2.7 billion over five years. That is around $9,000 per person aged under 75 and $12,000 per person aged over 75 (both over five years).

Data from Diabetes Australia (https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/diabetes-in-australia)

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