After suffering about 10 years with type 1 diabetes, Abu Ahmed underwent an operation to amputate his left leg, following severe bleeding from a wound. He now needs to install a prosthesis so he can stand and walk and avoid complications.
The device costs 34,650 dirhams, but his family's modest financial resources do not allow it to raise the money. His sons appealed to well-to-do good people to help them manage the cost of their father's prosthesis because they feared his life would be in danger.
According to a medical report from Al Ain Governmental Hospital, a copy of which was obtained by Emirates Today, the 65-year-old Eritrean patient came to the emergency department of the hospital suffering from severe bleeding in the left foot due to an injury and injury. "He was put under medical observation for a whole week," he said.
"Diabetes did not decrease during this period, because the wound did not heal and appeared to be severely inflamed," the report said. "But the patient needs financial support, because he can't save the cost of the prosthesis."
The son of the patient (Abu Ahmed) tells the story of his father's suffering with diabetes, in addition to pressure and high cholesterol, saying that his health deteriorated a lot after he suffered a wound in the left foot, where he suffered severe bleeding, and blood did not stop, which made family members a state of fear We took the ambulance and took him to our nearest hospital.
He added: «As a result of the deterioration of his health, we went to the emergency department of Al Ain Government Hospital, and after examining the doctor on duty, asked for tests and laboratory tests. The results of the tests showed that the wound is very inflamed, and must be lying in the hospital, and this led to a high diabetes and blood pressure, and loss of consciousness ».
The son continued: «My father stayed in Al Ain Government Hospital for a week, but his health did not stabilize, due to high diabetes, doctors decided to perform an amputation of the left foot, to save his life.
The patient's son continued: «After the operation, we found ourselves in front of another problem, he now needs to install a prosthesis, which costs 34 thousand and 650 dirhams, and my family is completely unable to provide even a small part of this amount, because the parents of the patient is the only breadwinner for us, He works in a private sector with a salary of AED 7,615, of which AED 4,000 goes to bank installments. ”
He appealed to the patient's son (Abu Ahmed) to extend the hands of good people, to help them manage the costs of the artificial limb of his father, to save his life.
Complications of type 1 diabetes can affect important organs over time, including heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, kidneys, and feet, the report says.
Maintaining blood sugar at a normal level can reduce the risk of any complications. But complications can cause:
Damage to the nerves of the foot, or poor blood flow to the feet, may increase the risk of several complications. If not treated, pimples and wounds can turn into serious infections, requiring amputation.
"Doctors had to amputate the left foot to save Abu Ahmed's life and control the rise in sugar."