1.5 Million Legs Can be Saved from Amputation

“Janet, I’m sorry,” I told my patient. “We might have to amputate your leg. Unless …”

I described the new procedure I’d learned.

Janet was then in a wheelchair.

A severe diabetic, she’d already lost several toes to multiple amputations.

Her twin sister had passed away from complications related to the disease.

She agreed to let me perform the procedure.

The next time I saw her was three months after the surgery.

Janet wasn’t in a wheelchair, she was walking. And one of her arms was a sling.

“Janet!” I said. “What happened?”

“Oh, I just got back from vacation,” she said. “My husband took me to Hawaii.”

I think I just stared at her. “Why is your arm in a sling.”

“I was climbing some lava rocks. I slipped and I fell and broke my arm.” She smiled. “Want to thank you for that.”

That was one of the most amazing moments of my career.

Since then, I’ve done thousands of cases with similar results.

So why are we amputating the legs of approximately 1.5 million diabetic patients a year?

I’ll explore the answer to that question in future posts.

For now, I hope this story has made you curious.

Not everything you’ve been told about certain diseases is strictly true.

I talk about the profound impact that dietary sugar abuse can make in my book, “Sugar Crush.”

If you haven’t read it, pick up a copy.

If you’ve read it and you have questions, please reach out.