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The Diabetes Council recently published an editorial column ‘Diabetes and Amputation: Everything You Need To Know To Avoid Amputation' This is a very informative and useful article providing everything that you need to know about how to avoid an extremity amputation due to diabetes and when to contact your doctor. People with diabetes can be plagued with a whole host of skin and foot problems related to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), and to diabetic neuropathy, or nerve damage that occurs from years of high blood sugars. A small nick in the skin can lead to a non-healing ulcer which can quickly turn to gangrene and necessitate amputation. The article includes practical foot and skin care – what you can do to prevent amputation.

For more on prevention, visit our NHU resource page Amputation Prevention



Phantom limb pain, stump pain and phantom limb sensation describe the feelings of people who are missing a limb or part of a limb.

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