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What is the probability that a person will have their leg amputated if they have diabetes?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Uncommon

As improvement in diabetes management has occurred, the incidence of amputations has decreased.
With good diabetes control, control of hypertension and cholesterol, the chance of needling amputation is very low. Smoking is a major risk factor with diabetes, and is the most important thing to avoid.

In brief: Uncommon

As improvement in diabetes management has occurred, the incidence of amputations has decreased.
With good diabetes control, control of hypertension and cholesterol, the chance of needling amputation is very low. Smoking is a major risk factor with diabetes, and is the most important thing to avoid.
Dr. Alan Feldman
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on the care

Diabetic foot ulcers and infection and amputations can often times be prevented with good diabetic foot education and foot care by a professional, tight sugar control, good nutrition, frequent foot inspection and use of properly fitting shoes.

In brief: Depends on the care

Diabetic foot ulcers and infection and amputations can often times be prevented with good diabetic foot education and foot care by a professional, tight sugar control, good nutrition, frequent foot inspection and use of properly fitting shoes.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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