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I believe I've had bad circulation in legs and feet since I was a child, would developing diabetes on top of that make amputation likely?

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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: 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 diabetes.
As for whether it's "likely" or not, I'm not sure. Definitely depends on your overall health and your diabetes care.

In brief: 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 diabetes.
As for whether it's "likely" or not, I'm not sure. Definitely depends on your overall health and your diabetes care.
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
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