Like "I have two relatives in Ireland, an Aunt and an Uncle, both of them have had knee replacements in their 80's, and both of them are doing sooooo much better with their new knees. they also have knees that are sized for just women. When surgeons operate on diabetic patients, they monitor everything even more carefully than for people without diabetes. You'll be well taken care of and monitored in rehab. good to have you as friend. good luck joanieapple"