Diabetes is a combination of several diseases that puts forth complications of varied kinds. Heart diseases, kidney concerns, retinopathy and neuropathy have been associated with diabetes. Nerve disease caused by type 2 diabetes mellitus cause the amputation of feet, toes, legs, hands and arms. The diabetic dysfunctions in which amputation becomes necessary are ascribed as diabetic neuropathies.
These health concerns in diabetes are mild in the beginning and become harmful for the body if left untreated. Diabetes-linked amputations can be prevented by medical intervention and better administration of diabetes. Intervention for preventing amputation aims at increasing insulin sensitivity and maintaining the balance of blood glucose and insulin (insulin resistance).
Factors Leading to Amputation
Signs of Amputation Risk
Prevention of Amputation
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