About Diabetes & Nutrition : Amputation & Diabetes
Well diabetes has a significant negative effect
on circulation. It reduces blood flow. It reduces the ability of the body to get nutrients
to the cells and if the cells are starving for nutrients, then they’re going to die.
It significantly impairs thinking and cognition because it affects circulation to the brain.
The other way it affects circulation, is that it dramatically increases the risk for formation
of plaque within the arteries; the arteries that feed the brain as well as the arteries
that feed the heart. So, the chances that one might develop a coronary artery disease
or heart attack are five times greater than someone who does not have diabetes. The chance
of losing a limb are very, very high when one has diabetes because it impairs circulation
which means it is impairing the ability of the body to repair any kind of damage and
also to reduce or kill any sort of organism that has invaded the foot or the hand or another