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explain why people with poorly controlled diabetes are at risk for amputation

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Reed
Dr. Amy Reed answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Infection and PVD: Uncobtrolled diabetes can lead to increasing numbers of infections and sores on the feet. Diabetes also causes the arteries that give blood to the fee ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Many reasons: Small arterial occlusive disease large vessel occlusive disease poor skin care easy infectivity (obesity and smoking are additional risks).
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
Overall health: Diabetes is a very complicated disease. It is a multi organ condition that could affect some. Amputation is caused by poor circulation, bad infection/ ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Definite risk factor: Diabetes is a definite risk factor for peripheral vascular disease, so there's no question that your lifetime risk for amputation will go up, with dia ... Read More

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