Lower limb amputations are a serious and costly diabetes complication, which disproportionately impacts on the Maori population. This research will examine the extent of these amputations for Maori over the past 12 years. A retrospective cohort study will investigate the hospital discharge information to analyse the incidence, prevalence, mortality and demographic data to examine the trends and extent of these events. Information on this data is currently limited and this study has the potential to make an important and valuable contribution to the current discourse. Furthermore, this study will provide the catalyst for future work as I continue to build research confidence and interest in this area of high need.