Congratulations to Peter Allton, the founder of the charity, “Undefeeted” which he formed because every 20 seconds, somewhere in the world, a person with diabetes is undergoing a lower limb amputation. It is estimated that 85% of these could be avoided. It is Peter’s vision that over the next ten years the Undefeeted campaign will help to cut that number by two thirds.
Peter wrote a book to raise awareness for this frightening fact, and as a result has become a global champion for this cause by speaking at big events around the world. He was recognised for this at the National SME Awards in Wembley stadium where he became the national winner in the not for profit category.
Peter Allton is the clinical director of Circle Podiatry, the UK’s only multi-award-winning podiatry ‘brand’. As a podiatrist his life’s work has been fixing people’s feet and lower limbs. He is also the founder of Undefeeted, a global campaign, powered by Circle Podiatry, which aims to reduce the number of avoidable diabetes-related lower limb amputations.
After spending 13 years working in community and hospital clinics for the NHS in the UK, Peter set up his private practise in 2001: Circle Podiatry. He qualified as a podiatrist in 1988 and has treated more than 200,000 feet. In 2005 his wife Tina left her teaching career to become practice manager and has become a driving force behind the success of Circle Podiatry. Together they have led their team to win numerous awards and become the UK’s only multi-award-winning podiatry brand.
Peter has always been aware of the importance of diabetes when treating feet, especially since he was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2010. But it was his daughter’s diagnosis with Type 1 at the age of 11 that changed the emphasis of his career forever. He realised that he was probably the only podiatrist in the world with Type 2 and a daughter with Type 1 and he has since made it his mission to do something about the horrific diabetes statistics.