Each week 170 folks within the UK lose a limb due to diabetes.
Round 4 million folks within the UK reside with diabetes – and round 90% of them have sort 2 diabetes, which is usually linked to being chubby or inactive.
Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England greater than £1 billion a yr, in keeping with figures from NHS Digital.
And an extra 12 million folks may very well be vulnerable to getting sort 2 diabetes sooner or later.
Stephen Richardson has informed the BBC he blames himself for the lack of his limb.