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Subject: Limb Loss Awareness Month Date: 4/11/2012 12:53 AM
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Did you know that April is Limb Loss Awareness Month?

People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems, and even seemingly simple ones can lead to serious complications. The reason? Many people with diabetes have artery disease, which reduces blood flow to the feet. Many also have nerve disease, called neuropathy, which reduces sensation, making it harder to tell when something’s wrong.

Together, these problems make it easy to get ulcers and infections that may lead to amputation. In fact, more than 60 percent of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.

http://diabetesstopshere.org/2012/04/09/limb-loss-awareness-...

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