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Amputations & Amputee Archives

Diabetes Amputations & Amputee

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Utah Jazz Owner Miller Suffers Double Amputation Due to Type 2 Complications

Utah Jazz owner, Larry H. Miller had his legs amputated six inches below the knee last week. A spokesman for the successful pro basketball team told the Associated Press that the surgery was due to complications from type 2 diabetes. The spokesman noted that Miller was already using a wheelchair before the surgery. Miller is 64 years old.

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Mind-Shifting: A Valuable Tool To Control Diabetes

The day I heard "Diabetes is not the leading cause of heart attack, blindness, kidney disease, and amputation," my life changed. I had believed the opposite to be true for the 32 years I'd been dealing with diabetes. Complications had always hung like a knife over my head.

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Rethinking the Treatment of Diabetes

The first time I presented medical research findings, I was not yet a physician. The year was about 1975. I was in my early forties and a mid-career engineer. The forum was a scientific symposium on diabetes. At the time, I felt that I had discovered the holy grail of diabetes care and was eager to share what I had learned.

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Amputee Coalition of America Enjoys Record Attendance at its National Conference
Amputee Coalition of America Enjoys Record Attendance at its National Conference

The 2008 Amputee Coalition of America’s annual national conference in Atlanta June 19 through 22 set new attendance records, driven by interest in the proposed federal prosthetic parity law and other issues of importance to amputees.

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Steps You Can Take to Prevent Foot Amputation
Steps You Can Take to Prevent Foot Amputation

A Diabetes Health advisory board member offers advice on how to treat your feet well and avoid wounds and infections that could lead to amputation. 

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New Jersey Law Covers Amputees' Access to Orthotics and Prosthetics

New Jersey has enacted a law guaranteeing access by amputees to comprehensive health insurance coverage for orthotic and prosthetic care. The new law mandates that health insurance plans offer coverage for orthotic and prosthetic care without caps and co-pays that restrict access to prescribed devices.

Comments 1 comment - Jan 21, 2008 - * * * * *

Q and A: Can My Father Avoid Amputation?

Q: Dear Diabetes Health, My 82-year-old father is a type 2 diabetic. He is in extreme pain due to an ulcer on his toe and is at risk of amputation of his foot. Here in Canada, the doctors are quick to amputate.

Comments 11 comments - Nov 24, 2007 - * * * * *

Amputations on the Rise

In the United States, amputations resulting from traumatic injury or cancer declined between 1988 and 1997. However, amputations caused by circulatory problems—which include diabetes-related complications—increased by 27 percent during that period.

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Amputations on the Rise: Black Population Particularly Affected

In the United States, amputations resulting from traumatic injury or cancer declined between 1988 and 1997. However, amputations caused by circulatory problems - which include diabetes-related complications - increased by 27 percent during that period.

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A Sticky Situation—Lancet Reuse Can Lead to Amputations

If you base your lancet changes on the turning of the seasons, you might want to rethink your policy.

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