Diabetic Amputations On The Rise Among Black Patients, Data Suggests

Across the nation, Black and Latino patients are undergoing amputations at an alarming rate due to complications from type-2 diabetes, which makes it difficult for the pancreas to create insulin. According to ABC News, medical researchers believe that the growing healthy disparity is connected to peripheral artery disease (PAD), a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs.

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Severe cases of PAD can cause extreme damage to affected limbs, leading to amputation.... Read more

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