A diabetic woman had to have her leg amputated after an ingrown toenail caused by running became gangrenous. Heather Satchwell, 27, of Newhall, Derbyshire, was training for a charity 5km run in February 2015 when she noticed her nail. She went straight to hospital because she has type 1 diabetes and knew she was at higher risk of infection due to nerve damage in her feet. Doctors were forced to amputate the big toe on her right foot in June 2016, months after she had the infected nail removed. She ended up needing her leg amputated below the knee in 2018, after the infection wouldn’t budge and threatened her life, doctors said. Ms Satchwell must now rely on a prosthetic leg and wheelchair to get around, which has been life-changing for her and her six-year-old daughter, Gia. They had to find a disability-friendly home, and have since appealed to the public to help build a garden they can both enjoy. Heather Satchwell, who has diabetes, had to have her leg amputated after an ingrown toenail caused by running became gangrenous The former police and council CCTV worker must now rely on a prosthetic leg and wheelchair to get around, which… Read full this story
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