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.
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.
April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. Every day, more than 500 people in the U.S. lose a limb. By 2050, the Amputee Coalition estimates that the number of people with limb loss will nearly double. The loss of a limb can happen for numerous reasons, everything from an accident to diabetes or even cancer.
Prosthetics can be very expensive, but they can help people to regain their independence and to do the things they enjoy. In addition to the types of prosthetics listed above, there are also a number of other types of prosthetics that are available.
Neil Harbisson identifies himself both as a cyborg; he feels he is technology, and as a transpecies; he no longer feels 100% human. His artwork explores identity, human perception, the connection between sight and sound and the use of artistic expression via new sensory inputs. In 2010, he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation with Moon Ribas, an international organization that aims to help humans become cyborgs, defend cyborg rights and promote cyborg art. In 2017, he co-founded the Transpecies Society, an association that gives voice to people with non-human identities and defends the freedom of self-design.
What is normal and what is different? When someone’s life changes and is exposed to unexpected circumstances, it’s hard to trust that there are other ways of doing things, other ways to remain useful. Love, tenacity and imagination are the weapons used by Lary, a very special mermaid who is capable of showing that being “different” strengthens and enriches, not only oneself but everyone around her. The universe provides us with infinite capacities, we are the ones who decide to take advantage of them, or not.
The transhuman will be that individual who uses technology to improve skills and abilities such as sight, hearing, physical resistance, memory capacity, professional performance, etc., in such a way that, little by little, we will form a new race of humans that will be the posthumans.
La Menina sujeta en una mano el libro de Sara Andrés ¿Sabes quién soy?. “Le hago la pregunta a la gente que la mira. Y la respuesta es que soy alguien como tú. Podemos tener rasgos diferentes pero todos somos iguales, seres humanos que sentimos y amamos, lo único que el envoltorio puede ser más o menos curioso. No mires con ojos de extrañeza sino de comprensión”
¿Sabes quién soy? es un cuento en el que cinco niños tienen algún tipo de discapacidad: física, visual, parálisis cerebral. Nos enseñarán cómo viven con la discapacidad y cómo esta, en muchos casos, se convierte en una SÚPERCAPACIDAD.
Perdió sus piernas en el 2011 a causa de un accidente automovilístico, desde ese momento dice: “prefiero no tener pies y saber a dónde voy, que tenerlos y estar perdida”. Ahora es una medallista paralímpica en atletismo, relevo universal y salto de longitud.