A 44-year-old member asked:
Can you get a diabetic foot amputation from cheating everyday?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Wound care 20 years experience
Yes: Diabetics lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy, poor circulation and foot deformities among other things. Keeping your sugars under control is key.
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Podiatry 22 years experience
Yes.: Do not cheat yourself.
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Podiatry 12 years experience
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How can I avoid a foot amputation if I am diabetic?
5 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Diabetic Foot Care: The best way to avoid diabetic foot ulcers is to keep your blood glucose under control. Also, your pcp should perform a diabetic foot exam using a monofilament to check your foot sensation. You may also want to have diabetic foot care performed by a podiatrist.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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