AS AN a insulin-dependent diabetic myself, I was interested in the article in today's Globe by Geoff Barnes "Amputation level is unacceptable."

I quite agree, but when Helen Pattie of Diabetes UK says, "We need to see an improvement in the way care is organised".

More people must get the care they deserve to drastically reduce the number of preventable amputations” she should first make sure that the patient is doing what he/she is told by the consultant.

I am going on 85 and was diagnosed with diabetes about ten years ago. I am meticulous about taking my glucose readings, which I do twice a day, my diet and my medication.

Because of being so meticulous my average weekly readings are always well within range and my GP, practice nurse and my consultant are very pleased with my control.

Tom Morgan, Birkenhead.