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Diabetes impacts the whole body, but the foot can’t be forgotten

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Diabetes impacts the whole body, but the foot can’t be forgotten

"As we know, diabetes is a comorbidity that can cause more severe symptoms in COVID-positive patients. This knowledge, along with the sense that diabetes is overwhelming the entire body, can…
February 28, 2022

Diabetes impacts the whole body, but the foot can’t be forgotten

“As we know, diabetes is a comorbidity that can cause more severe symptoms in COVID-positive patients. This knowledge, along with the sense that diabetes is overwhelming the entire body, can quickly deplete a patient’s reserve of positive energy. Despite all their best efforts, diabetes is a disease that can often spiral out of control and make a patient feel helpless.

While it’s critical to maintain this “whole body” approach, it’s also important to prioritize complications. One of the most debilitating complications of diabetes is diabetic amputation, but it’s often not top of mind for many patients with diabetes — or the providers treating other diabetic complications. Yet every four minutes, a lower limb is amputated due to diabetes.”

Jon Bloom is an anesthesiologist and health care executive.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Diabetes impacts the whole body, but the foot can’t be forgotten.”

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