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

Larry Miller purchased the Utah Jazz basketball team in 1985. His son, Greg Miller took over as CEO of the Larry H. Miller Group last summer. The group owns the Jazz along with scores of other business ventures.

Jan 26, 2009

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.

Miller has dealt with numerous diabetes-realted and other health complications, including ulcers on his feet, kidney failure, and a heart attack.

Miller is doing well and expected to take the next few months to recover.

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Categories: Amputations & Amputee, Diabetes, Diabetes, Foot Care, Kidney Care (Nephropathy), Type 2 Issues

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Posted by whimsy2 on 3 February 2009

Clearly he had poor diabetes control for a long time. Too bad he wasn't taught how he could have avoided those amputations by frequent testing, avoidance of foods that caused high BGs and matching insulin use to carbs.

Posted by Anonymous on 4 February 2009

I have been a juvenile, brittle diabetic for 38 years and I can definitely say that it is not fair for anyone to judge why a diabetic gets a complication unless they know their entire health history and body responses from diabetes. I've seen diabetics follow every rule in the book and still have severe complications. I have been to a seminar where someone got a fiber from the carpet in their foot and it had to be amputated. I know there are some people who abuse the way they treat the disease. But no one has the right to judge what happens to a diabetic until they have walked into that particular persons shoes.

Posted by legless on 9 February 2009

I agree with Anonymous, no one should judge other diabetics unless they know them. I have had very good control and still have had to have both legs amputated. So it was not something I had control of it was something I could not control. INFECTION. Thanks

Posted by Anonymous on 21 July 2011

Ok then, what is the solution. my husband has the ulcers on both feet and they are bad. Does anyone out there have a solution be both are amputated? Please help!

Posted by Stha on 21 July 2011

Ok then. What is the solution? My husband has bad ulcers on both feet. Can someone help before his are amputated as well, please!

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