The Fort Worth Star Telegram recently reported that Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Wilson was doing fine after losing the second toe on his right foot to infection stemming from diabetic complications. Wilson has been a type 1 diabetic for 30 years. The article goes on to note that approximately 73,000 non-traumatic lower- limb amputations were performed in 2010 on adults aged 20 or older diagnosed with diabetes, and that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. These unhappy statistics were reinforced for Bexar County residents earlier this year by a new report released by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
Wilson is said to be doing well and vows to take better care of himself, and to be a role model for fellow diabetics. Read the full article from the Star Telegram here.