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Diabetic amputee. Close-up of the foot of a diabetic patient whose toes have been amputated following the onset of gangrene. Diabetes can cause circulatory complications that lead to the death (necrosis) of considerable amounts of body tissue (gangrene), meaning the only option is to amputate the affected limb. Here the patient's foot is enclosed in a specialised bag to help promote healing.
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