First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Kylie RobertsFollow


Professor Andrew Lazowski Professor Daniel Rober

Participation Type

Paper Talk

College and Major available

Exercise Science UG


Panel L: University Commons UC 104

Start Day/Time

4-24-2019 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2019 3:30 PM


Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 3:30 PM

The Role of Positivity: Physical and Mental Aspects of Lower Limb Amputation Due to Diabetes

Panel L: University Commons UC 104

It is estimated that the number of people afflicted with diabetes will rise from 171 million people worldwide in 2000 to 366 million people worldwide in 20301 . Diabetes causes an increased risk of heart disease and infections, high blood pressure, kidney disease and many other bodily malfunctions. This disease can even result in a plethora of other diseases thus causing a domino effect of health concerns. A common ailment that those with diabetes face is peripheral artery disease which leads to neurological damage in peripheral limbs. This condition commonly results in the amputation of the lower limbs. As a result of this serious procedure, patients may become withdrawn and discouraged, but it is important for them to stay optimistic throughout the recovery process. Mental health ties in greatly with the physical health and progress of patients. It is important to keep a healthy mindset throughout the entire amputation and rehabilitation processes


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