Limb Loss is a Risk for Diabetics

April is Limb Loss Prevention Month. Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of lower limb amputation in the United States? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 60% of all non-accident-related amputations occur among people with diabetes. Each year, 73,000 diabetics lose a limb, and up to 50% of diabetics will die in the two years following their amputation. Legs and lives are at stake.

If you have diabetes, your feet, ankles, and lower legs are at risk, but you can take steps to keep them healthy. Here are some suggestions from Cook County podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos:

Are you worried about the effects of diabetes, or do you have another concern about the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs? Call the friendly My Chicago Foot Expert staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to schedule an appointment with Cook County podiatrist  Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM in our modern, comfortable Ravenswood office today.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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