"Amputations because of the condition - which have soared to an all-time high of 135 a week - could be unnecessarily costing the taxpayer, after experts warned that four in five cases could be prevented with better patient care.
The procedures are also likely to increase in the near future, with the amount of diabetics in Britain set to rocket from 3.9 million to five million within ten years.
Diabetes UK said that the rate is rising due to the massive increase in number of people developing the condition, which is regularly linked with being overweight.
A record 21,125 diabetes-related amputations were completed between 2011 and 2014 in England - seven more a week than the three previous years.
But according to the charity, 80 per cent of these amputations could be avoided if the sufferers were given correct care"
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