Toe amputations are the most common amputated body part in the WORLD. Most amputations happen to Diabetics. According to the Latest statistics, 45-80 % of amputations can be reduced if a Diabetic patient sees a Podiatrist regulary for Routine Foot Care.
Routine Foot Care (MAINTENANCE) is where the Podiatrist will examine the pulses, nerves, skin, bones, and joints of the foot. Nail trimming, callus removal, and the application of special Podiatry creams and lotions are often done by the Doctor.
NEVER LET A DOCTOR'S ASSISTANT DO THIS WORK!!!
EVEN THE BEST CONTROLLED PEOPLE NEED TO SEE PODIATRISTS.
DO NOT THINK THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN TO YOU!!!
IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!
THE STATISTICS SHOULD YOU EVER GET A DIABETIC WOUND ARE BAD!!! WORSE THAN CANCER!!!
1. Should you get a Diabetic wound, there is a 50% chance you will lose a leg within 5 years.
2, Should you lose your leg from a Diabetic Foot Wound, there is a 50% chance you will lose your other leg within 5 years.
3. Should you lose both legs from a Diabetic Foot Wound, there is a 50% chance you will be dead in 5 years.
THIS MEANS THAT YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCE IS 5-15 YEARS SHOULD YOU GET A DIABETIC FOOT WOUND.
PODIATISTS WILL REDUCE THIS RISK BY UP TO 85%. WELL WORTH A VISIT AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR.