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I have diabetes. Im scared in case i have to get my foot amputated?

I have diabetes. I am 14. My blood sugars are really high. Im scared in case i have to get my foot amputated? My blood sugars are mostly in the twenties. I am type 1. I dont t eat very healthely. I eat what an average non-diabetes person eats. But i use correction doses to fix it. My granny got here lower knee amputated. Im really scared in case this happens to me. I dont see a foot therapist regualary. I used to but now i dont. What should I do to help my self be healthier and not get my foot amputated?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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Diabetologist 's  Response
amputate your
unhealthy eating habits, -----consult a dietician,
have a proper counselling with a diabetologist,
keep your glucose and cholesterol numbers with in normal limits
shake a foot (exercise) wont lose it.if you use it properly,otherwise you may foot a heavy bill
treated diabetes have a healthier life than the untreated or even normal peOple
because -----
they have healthy food' maKing better bodies
good exercise gives a better body build with a sound mind',
better circulation makes you go circum navigation.
thank your footless grandma who has taught you healthier life style,even though her walking style has become unglamorous.
Answered: Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Ms. Ketki's  Response

first of all thx to dr. Das as well Dr. Ravindranath for highlighting importance of diet !
1. ur BSL "fluctualtions " will affect on other body parts. so, maintaining Sugars is the main aim. hence, diet and exercise both are imp.

2. As far as foot is concern, do following care:

- wash ur feet everyday while bathing , clean well.

- dnt walk bare feet even at home or around

- keep visiting diabetic foot clinic for checking foot sensitivity

-check ur feet with mirror to point out any minor cracks .visit ur Dr. immediately as any wound may cause a serious damage to ur feet .

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Answered: Sun, 27 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gautam Das's  Response
It is absolutely not necessary that you have to undergo an amputation. Please take care of few things:
1. Eat healthy- consult a dietecian
2. Have regular screening of you sugar and cholestrol levels
3. Be careful to avoid even micro traumas to your feet. Wear protective footwear, and also do not use tight or uncomfortable footwear.
4. ensure that there is a good circulation in your lower limbs.
Answered: Wed, 23 Feb 2011
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  Anonymous's Response

if the sugar levels are not controlled than it will cause distrubed blood supply to the legs and may be the leg amputated. so what you should do is take care of the blood glucose leves and also the feet to prevent the amputation

Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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