The mission of D-Foot International

Ending avoidable lower-limb amputations due to diabetes worldwide

Phu Thi Hong Thuy, a 48-year-old woman with diabetes, had her leg amputated after she cut herself on a closet at home. "Sometimes I feel my leg itching, but when I look, it's not there," said Ms Thuy, a patient at Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Phu Thi Hong Thuy
Justin Mott

Footprint

A message from the President

In the current global COVID-19 health crisis, D-Foot International is launching a series of live online webinar lectures to support our colleagues globally how to manage diabetic feet in a Coronavirus pandemic. The webinars are recorded for later webcasting.

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Feet first

Diabetes foot care in the COVID-19 pandemic

A commentary by the Diabetic Foot Clinic, King’s College Hospital, London, UK, to help all healthcare professionals who are treating people living with diabetes and particularly those with foot problems.

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Foot soldiers

Elizabeth Ruth Choudhry: "COVID-19 changed my daily foot practice"

Whether we are working in our clinics or driving home after a long day at work, it is a little comforting to know that we are not alone in facing the current health crisis. 

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La pandemia del COVID-19

Desde el primer momento del estallido de la pandemia el D-Foot International se ha preocupado en trabajar con distintas organizaciones científicas para aportar recursos y recomendaciones acerca de cómo tratar a nuestros pacientes durante esta crisis.

Hemos pedido a nuestros representantes nacionales que nos aporten las soluciones que estén llevando a cabo a nivel local, para poder compartirlas con nuestra comunidad y poder ayudar a otros países con situaciones similares.

En esta sección podrás acceder a esta documentación.

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D-Foot International

Foot problems are one of the most common complications of diabetes, and the most feared.

Up to 1 in 4 of all people with diabetes who have a loss of sensation to their feet will develop an ulcer in their lifetime. When that happens, over time, an amputation may follow in most people, and with it, their ability to work, see their friends, look after their kids and go about their lives.

It doesn't have to be like this.

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WHO COVID-19 training

To respond to the global COVID-19 health crisis, WHO released an online training package as a companion to the Operational Planning Guidelines to Support Country Preparedness and Response.

These learning packages consists of 3 modules with videos and downloadable presentations.

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Lockdown Academy

D-Foot International is presenting free webinars during the current period of lockdown.

Lectures from experts around the world focus on different topics related to diabetic foot: infection, vascular disease, Charcot foot, local wound care, etc of up to 20 minutes.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to log in to the webinar.

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