Category Archives: Amputations

Battling Diabetes the Natural Way

By Eric M Morris Sometimes life can throw us a curveball. On May 29th, 2010 I was thrown a curveball that would change my life forever. It was only after my body was acting strangely did I realize that something was wrong. Sure the warning signs were there; rapid weight loss, unquenchable thirst, severe leg … Continue reading Battling Diabetes the Natural Way

Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, illegally sold products promising to prevent, treat, and even cure diabetes are flooding the marketplace. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use such products. They may contain harmful ingredients or may be otherwise unsafe, or may improperly be marketed … Continue reading Beware of Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

Statins May Lower Amputation Risk in Diabetes

Some cholesterol-lowering drugs may help reduce the risk of amputation for those with diabetes, according to a new study. The study focused on more than 80,000 patients in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs health care system with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Over a five-year period, those patients were monitored for … Continue reading Statins May Lower Amputation Risk in Diabetes

Diabetic Amputations Down Significantly Since 1996

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that foot and leg amputations decreased dramatically between 1996 and 2008. Over those 12 years, amputations dropped from 11 out of every 1,000 diabetic adults to only four-a decrease of almost 64 percent. Over the same period, however, the number of people officially diagnosed with … Continue reading Diabetic Amputations Down Significantly Since 1996