A member asked:

Can drinking more sugar lead to worsened diabetes and increased need for leg amputation?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Yes.: Sugar consumption makes diabetes control more unstable and lead to complications.

Answered 12/11/2014


Dr. David Wilson answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Yes: Uncontrolled diabetes is a leading cause of amputations. It's crucial for diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels normal. Drinking soda, sports drinks, etc. Can make that very difficult.

Answered 3/8/2015



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