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Why are people with poorly controlled diabetes at risk for amputation?

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Dr. Amy Reed
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 feet, to become illed with plaque, leading to decreased circulation to heal ores or ulcers on the feet which can lead to amputation.

In brief: 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 feet, to become illed with plaque, leading to decreased circulation to heal ores or ulcers on the feet which can lead to amputation.
Dr. Amy Reed
Dr. Amy Reed
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Many reasons

The hyperglycemia of diabetes causes a cascade of events -- patients do not feel small wounds as well, the wounds do not heal well, and they are more prone to infection.
This, combined with the vascular problems of diabetes, lead to amputation.

In brief: Many reasons

The hyperglycemia of diabetes causes a cascade of events -- patients do not feel small wounds as well, the wounds do not heal well, and they are more prone to infection.
This, combined with the vascular problems of diabetes, lead to amputation.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Neuropathy

There are two reasons.
Uncontrolled diabetes causes peripheral neuropathy with decreased sensation in the feet so people can get injured without noticing. Uncontrolled diabetes also results in increased risk of infection. Injuries that remain unnoticed and increased risk of infection is a bad combination thus diabetics should inspect their feet daily.

In brief: Neuropathy

There are two reasons.
Uncontrolled diabetes causes peripheral neuropathy with decreased sensation in the feet so people can get injured without noticing. Uncontrolled diabetes also results in increased risk of infection. Injuries that remain unnoticed and increased risk of infection is a bad combination thus diabetics should inspect their feet daily.
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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