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Why do so many diabetes people who have lost a limb to gangrene die within a few years?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Poor control

Diabetes produces accelerated peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy, in addition to kidney failure as end stages of prolonged and inadequately managed disease.
When it gets to the stage where it produces such changes, loss of a limb is only one manifestation of the state of your body with long-standing diabetes.

In brief: Poor control

Diabetes produces accelerated peripheral vascular disease and neuropathy, in addition to kidney failure as end stages of prolonged and inadequately managed disease.
When it gets to the stage where it produces such changes, loss of a limb is only one manifestation of the state of your body with long-standing diabetes.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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