January 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm

I am not quite two years into this–so no personal experience, but I do know some about risk to the feet. the major point is that the risk for amputation is due usually to an ulcer that does not heal and that becomes badly infected. The very best thing that anyone can do with neuropathy of the feet is to wear good shoes and socks and take lots of care of the feet–looking for signs of pressure or rubbing and being especially careful with any cut or scrape. People with diabetes do not heal as well because of the diabetes as well as the neuropathy, so my understanding is that they are at a much higher risk of getting a problem bad enough that the only way to solve it is amputation of a toe/part of the foot/the foot or whichever part is most affected.
WithHope for a cure of these diseases