STANDING ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET WITH DIABETES: Reducing Your Risks for Foot Ulcers & Amputations
WHAT IS IT WORTH TO YOU TO AVOID DIABETIC NEUROPATHY, FOOT ULCERS & AMPUTATIONS?
Diabetic neuropathy is the number one complication of diabetes that can ultimately lead to foot ulcers and amputations. If you have diabetes, you could be one of the 15% of people with diabetes who develops a foot ulcer. Diabetic neuropathy is so preventable, as is the development of foot ulcers.
Approximately 14 to 24% of people with diabetic foot ulcers go on to require lower extremity amputation. After an amputation, the chance of requiring another amputation is as high as 50 percent. This amputation can occur in the same extremity or the opposite extremity.
Once you have had a lower extremity amputation, your chance of dying in the following 5-years is approximately 39 to 68 percent. Looking at relative 5-year mortality rate, amputation is second only to lung cancer. Foot ulcers precede amputations by 85%. Preventing foot ulcers is the optimal goal.
WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE COST OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY, FOOT ULCERS & AMPUTATIONS?
Foot ulcers and amputations are extremely costly in terms of pain and suffering. In addition, they are also extremely costly to the U.S. healthcare system. In 2006, statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention showed that more than 65,000 lower limb amputations were performed in the U.S. due to diabetes complications.
The American Podiatric Medical Association reports that the U.S. healthcare system could save $3.5 billion in one year if every person at risk for developing a foot ulcer visited a podiatrist at least once before complications set in.
VITAL Health Solutions offers this ebook in order to help you prevent foot ulcers and amputations. As a result, it will also help eliminate costly medication and healthcare costs. Arm yourself with this knowledge NOW, before you become another U.S. financial healthcare statistic, and worse—unable to STAND on Your Own Two Feet.
This is a must E-Rx for ALL people with diabetes. Scroll down to view the Table of Contents and Sample Page below.