What to Know About Chronic Wounds: Diabetes and Amputation Prevention

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What to Know About Chronic Wounds: Diabetes and Amputation Prevention

Be aware. Intervene early. Seek specialized care. 65,000 people lose a limb each year due to diabetes. 55% of diabetics will require amputation on the second leg within 2-3 years and nearly half will die within 5 years. Over 2 million people have a diabetic foot ulcer. 85% of diabetes related amputations are preceded by…

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How to Avoid Amputation

Did You Know? Each year many people with diabetes have their limbs removed. In 2010, there were 73,000 amputations performed on people with diabetes.1 About 60 to 70 percent of diabetic patients have nerve problems.2 Nerve problem is common in people with diabetes. The nerve problem can cause pain or there may be no feeling…

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Charcot Joint Disease

What is Charcot Joint Disease? Charcot Joint Disease is the abnormal changing of the bones of the feet. The disease was first talked about in the late 1800s by a French physician, Dr. J.M. Charcot. People who had no feeling in their feet were known to have changes in their foot bones. Diabetics were more…

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