Patients hate even considering the possibility. For doctors it is an ugly necessity. Amputations are a last resort and necessary treatment in wound care.
The good news is that the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons reports that as many as 85 percent of cases amputation can be prevented. The key to avoiding diabetic amputation is education and early detection.
Steps to Prevent Diabetic Amputation
Why do so many unnecessary amputations occur? Diabetics may not be aware of the dangers of seemingly minor problems and injuries. While diabetics may feel as if they do not even has the disease at times due to the quality of modern medical care, recognizing that a potential problem may occur is part of the prevention process.