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Can you tell me why people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

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Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry

In brief: 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/bone infections, severe deformity known as charcot joint deformities. The other system that could get affected is the nerves of your feet (protective sensation). All or some of these can cause a higher amputation rate all caused by poor control

In brief: 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/bone infections, severe deformity known as charcot joint deformities. The other system that could get affected is the nerves of your feet (protective sensation). All or some of these can cause a higher amputation rate all caused by poor control
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