Diabetes Amputation Resources
Adults with diabetes need to take special care of their feet. People with diabetes are at risk for foot injuries due to numbness caused by nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy) and low blood flow to the legs and feet.
But the risk does not have to be a reality. You can learn how to prevent amputation by checking out these resources. And if amputation becomes a real possibility, click on these links to find out what you should know before and after surgery.
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I'm sitting waiting for a table at the cafe' for me and a friend who is running a bit late. Feeling a little off, I grab my test kit and poke my finger, getting a little blood droplet. "Does that hurt?" Asks the man sitting next to me. He's an older guy, with some pretty profound ear hair. I note the ear hair as I say "Sort of... I think I'm kind of used to it now. I've been doing it a long time." My sugar is a little elevated...