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


A message from the President

In a short while, one year will have passed since the Board took over from the pioneer leadership. Building on their achievements, we ensured the continuity of key ongoing projects initiated during the previous term of office, and created new ones.

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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

An interview with Simone McConnie

I thought podiatry was a wonderful branch of medicine. Then I grew up and faced reality … 

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World Diabetes Day

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) started World Diabetes Day in 1991 in response to the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. 

It has since grown to become a globally celebrated event and an official United Nations (UN) awareness day. It is now the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign.

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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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COVID-19 training modules

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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D-Foot Lockdown Academy

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

Lectures from experts around the world focussing 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 joining the webinar.

Additional presentations by Sicco Bus, Luca Dalla Paola,  Jaap Van Netten,  Alberto Piaggesi and José Luis Lázaro Martínez will be available soon.

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