Diabetic amputation rates soar in California


What’s going on?

Over the past 7 years, California clinicians have been amputating toes, feet, ankles and legs of patients with diabetes-related ischemia with much greater frequency than before, and public health officials, diabetes clinicians, and surgeons said they’re puzzled by the trend.

MedPage Today: Diabetic Amputation Rates Soar in California, Nationally

Clearly, the treatment of type 2 diabetes is not good enough at reversing the disease. We’re treating blood glucose, not the high insulin levels.

A surgeon in the article sounds like he’s giving up, stating that “let’s not worry too much about amputating toes as they are just there for decoration”. Of course, he’s right that amputating more is worse, but having to amputate more and more body parts of people with type 2 diabetes is a clear sign that treatment is not working.

Fortunately, there’s a better way, see this tweet from Dr. Fettke and the guides and videos below.


How to reverse type 2 diabetes

A keto diet for beginners

Top videos about type 2 diabetes

Course in reversing type 2 diabetes


Diabetes – A Disease of Glucose Intolerance

New Analysis: Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Amputations Due to Diabetes up 25 per Cent in Two Years


  1. Jan
    My California-based Health "Maintenance" Organization has dietary guidelines which explain this clearly--they recommend that members with diabetes eat at least 45 g of carbohydrates per meal, 15 g per snack (and recommend at least two snacks per day), get those "five servings of fruit and vegetables in every day", and limit fat, especially saturated (they actually recommend margarine and canola oil as "best" fat choices!). Diabetics are told that Saltine crackers with a little peanut butter are a good snack. And the HMO has a new push to "plant based diets". Any wonder why amputation rates are up????
  2. Wim
    I have had better BG control and A1c numbers in 3 months of lchf eating than I ever had in 17 years of following the 'standard' recommendations.

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