VIDEO: Diabetes and Amputation: Why It's Done and How to Prevent It * 2024
VIDEO: Diabetes and Amputation: Why It's Done and How to Prevent It * 2024
People living with diabetes have an increased risk of needing lower limb amputation.
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Amputation and diabetes

Diabetic foot or leg amputation is one of the complication of diabetes. Across the globe, it’s estimated that a limb is amputated every 30 seconds, and 85% of these amputations are due to a diabetic foot ulcer. Please remember that early detection helps save the foot and improve the quality life of a diabetic patient.

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Breast cancer is most often found in women, but men can get breast cancer too.
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Warning men the signs of breast cancer

While men don’t necessarily need to undergo regular self-breast exams, they should occasionally check for pain or lumps in and around their breast tissue. And if, in case, you do experience pain, please do not ignore it: see a doctor right away.

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Rosalina Oktavia
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Rosalina Oktavia, leg amputation and model was the ikon Asian Paragames 2018

Rosalina Oktavia finds strength in sharing her story with her online community she said: Whether you are disabled, fat, thin, tall or short, it is crucial to understand that you are beautiful and that you can always be proud of yourself, no matter what. Life is too short to worry about your body, so you must always keep smiling and think positively. Don’t care what others think about you and never give up on your dreams!

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Jessica Quinn
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Jess Quinn, lost her right leg to cancer at the age of 9

Jess Quinn has a passion for helping people overcome adversity and insecurity using her own experiences. Since losing her right leg to cancer at the age of 9, Jess has refused to let that stand in her way of living life to its fullest with a core passion for helping others overcome their physical and mental setbacks along the way.

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Lauren Wasser in Summersalt
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Lauren Wasser, lost her legs to toxic shock syndrome

Brought up in LA, the athletic daughter of two former models, Wasser turned down a basketball scholarship to embark on her own career in fashion. “Growing up, [my body] was something that I thought was untouchable,” she muses. After her amputation, Wasser describes how she had to rebuild herself “from the inside out and really see what life was about – that it was about so much more than just the physical form”.

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Jordan Beckwick
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Footless Jo’s’ brave leap of faith

Beckwith has turned those hard-fought lessons into her life’s work. She describes herself as an advocate, writer and public speaker “who passionately believes in the incredibly perseverant capacity of the human soul.”

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Jack Eyers
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Jack Eyers, having a disability doesn’t need to hold you back

Jack Eyers is a double World Champion after a huge couple of years racing the men’s VL3 200m.
His most recent success was in Halifax, Canada, after an incredible run in an exhilarating final saw him obtain the World title for a second time running, holding off the fight from the rest of the field to get ahead by just 0.16 seconds.

2021 saw Jack claim his first World title in Copenhagen, with Jack producing his trademark strong second half of the race to claw back the advantage and pip his British teammate Stu Wood on the line and claim the world crown. Jack concluded the 2022 season with a European best time as he powered to gold in Munich and cap off a fantastic year. In 2018, his first international season racing in canoeing, Jack won both European and World Championships bronze medals in the V1 200m VL3 class, a hugely impressive achievement. Fun fact about Jack aside from the sport, he became the first amputee to be crowned Mr England back in 2017.
Jack joined the Podium Potential Programme in 2018 having first began his sporting career in wheelchair basketball. He also competed in wheelchair racing, athletics, rowing and swimming but now believes he has found his sporting home in canoeing.

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Kanya Sesser
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Kanya Sesser, demonstrated that physical differences are not limits in life

During the first year of being adopted it was hard to connect with my new family. My first language was Thai, I had to learn English and I didn’t develop full English until I was about nine years old.

In school I had many friends but I was scared to go to birthday parties and I was shy to meet new people. I was never been bullied, but questioned and looked at, and those things are typical for me, nothing has changed.

But life was amazing in high school. I was a jock, going to all-state championships, had lots of people around me and went to many parties. Those were the years I lived my life carefree.

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People with limb differences respond to 'The Witches' movie
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In the movie The Witches they make a negative representation of the difference in limbs

Did you watch Robert Zemeckis’ remake of THE WITCHES this Halloween? If so, did you enjoy it or did something bother you about the appearance of Anne Hathaway’s character? Was it her hands? You may not be alone as criticism has come in claiming the Warner Bros family film is insensitive towards people with Ectrodactyly, a limb abnormality that’s commonly referred to as “split hand.” In a statement, the studio said it “regretted any offense caused.” Those who’ve spoken out against the character say that they’re concerned about the movie sending the wrong message to children, that people with physical abnormalities are villains or should be perceived as scary.

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