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Man who ignored doctor's advice to stick to healthier diet loses his foot

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Jan 08, 2019
03:05 A.M.
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50-year-old Collin Rattray, living with diabetes, ignored his doctor’s advice for years until his foot had to be amputated.

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Doctors were compelled to amputate the right leg from below the knee of the man from Dundee, UK. He lived for years on sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks despite several warnings from his doctors.

Rattray had already lost his two toes and was starting to lose feeling in his foot. He kept on walking around on broken bones not knowing that they were broken. However, he continued to ignore the warning signs.

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The amputee is now looking to warn others about the tragic consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle citing his own life as an example.

He warned, “You could lose limbs or, worse still, die and you’ll have yourself, not the NHS, to blame,” as per the Sun.

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Currently, Rattray is working on changing his lifestyle and is eating healthier. He is committed to controlling his diabetes and starting his life in a new way.

According to the source, Rattray developed osteomyelitis, which is a diabetes-related bone infection, for which he underwent an operation.

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He came to know about the infection after feeling unwell and noticing a large infected ulcer on the skin of his right foot. The infection was so deep that it had already damaged the bones in his foot.

Consequently, the doctors had no choice but to amputate his limb. During the entire procedure, Rattray stayed awake and saw his own leg being removed.

He explained that experiencing the removal of his leg by staying awake made him realize just how bad his health had turned.

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He heard the saw as it worked through his leg and also felt its vibrations, which made him nauseous but also aware about the extent of his illness.

Rattray admitted that he completely ignored his doctor’s advice several years earlier when he lost his two toes. He made no effort at controlling the heavy intake of food items such as cakes, biscuits, chocolate bars, pastries, sugary drinks, and beer.

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Previously, another woman living with the diabetic condition also lost an arm as well as her two legs after ignoring her disease for years.

Jane Knight became a triple amputee after failing to control her blood sugar levels despite getting several warning signs along with advice from medical practitioners.

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