Media and digital materials The 4400 Reasons to End Amputations campaign aims to raise awareness of the need for urgent action to address diabetes-related amputations in Australia. Currently there are 4,400 amputations performed in Australian hospitals every year – and up to 85 per cent of these could be prevented. The number of diabetes-related amputations of toes, feet and limbs is a national tragedy and we need to do more as a community to save limbs, to save lives and to save hospital budgets. Diabetes-related amputations cost the Australian health system around $875 million per year. On top of this, there is a huge personal cost to the individual and their family. Diabetes Australia is calling on the Australian Government to implement a Diabetes Amputation Prevention Initiative to ensure systematic early detection of foot problems, and early treatment to prevent amputations. We can end diabetes-related amputations with a generation. Campaign Materials Media ReleaseFacts and FiguresPersonal storiesOur Campaign Supporters Campaign Videos We can end diabetes-related amputationsPaul’s StoryIda’s StoryCaring for your feet Social Media Repost through Facebook and Instagram. Copy, save and share our social media tiles through your channels.