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Diabetics are put at risk as NHS cuts hit specialist nursing posts

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[color=#333333]nhs cost-cutting will lead to more diabetic patients having limbs amputated, losing their sight and suffering worsening health, ministers have been warned.

the number of diabetic specialist nurse (dsn) posts unfilled across the service has doubled within a year. a survey of 385 hospital trusts and primary care trusts (pcts) by diabetes uk found that 218 jobs were vacant last year, even though the number of people with diabetes is rising by 150,000 a year.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/may/22/diabetics-at-risk-nhs-cuts

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