Diabetic Amputees and Friends


Diabetic Amputees and Friends

I know that I am not the only one. When did it happen? How are you coping? Do you hide away from others, or are strong enough to admit it? There is nothing to be ashamed of. It's ok to talk about it! Anyone is welcome to talk...

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New amputee, right leg below knee.

Started by john. Last reply by john Jul 14, 2013. 2 Replies


Started by vickie Mar 30, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by missrobbie on May 27, 2012 at 10:56am

If anyone looking for good shoe to wear after toe amputation ,I would check out crocs shoes. I love wearing my shoes after a baby toe amputation in feb


Comment by missrobbie on February 12, 2012 at 5:57pm

I had an infected diabetic ulcer and I had my baby toe and below area amputed Friday Feb 10th 2012 and I'm looking for support.

Comment by vickie on March 31, 2010 at 4:25pm
I am probably going to have an amp.... how does this affect people? Pros, cons,mental state,any information would be helpful and appreciated
Comment by Doug on March 29, 2008 at 5:57am
Hi Barbara - It has been a while since I have said "hello", but spring is here - it has been a lazy winter - not much in the way of exercise - now it is time for me to get back in the activity habit. Before my amp I had always been very active - softball league, golfing, hiking and climbing - or just walking. Wearing a prosthesis really stopped those types of activity and after my recovery from 11 months of illness that ended in the amp, I kinda sat around and did nothing.

Then, about 3 years ago I stopped feeling sorry for myself and decided I needed an activity. To make this long story short - I decided to start biking - excellent exercise, easy and not too expensive - plus it is nice to enjoy a nature setting. During the good weather I do about 10 miles a day, 3 or 4 times a week (10 miles takes me about 45 minutes). The only problem I had was my prosthesis would constantly slip off the pedal. I cured that for about $10 - I bought one of those mechanisms that bike racers use - it is a bit like a cup and attaches to the pedal - it keeps my prosthesis from slipping forward off the pedal and it doesn't restrict the prosthetic foot or keep it locked in place - if I fall my foot is freed immediately. Makes biking a good exercise - with the added benefit that two "cups" come in a package - I only need one - so it is a free backup device. Like socks, pedicures and other foot-related products - it's like a half price sale.

But I still need to find some activity to do during the winter months - any thoughts about that?

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