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

As I step into the new Biennium 2021-2023 as President of the D-Foot International, I feel the immense responsibility that lies on my shoulders.

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Focus on feet

Summit Eduessence in Bogota

The SUMMIT EDUESSENCE 2021 of Diabetic Foot and Complex Wounds was held digitally from August 27-29 of 2021, whose transmission was from Bogota, Colombia, South America for all Latin America, event supported by D-Foot International, the Latin American Diabetes Association (ALAD) and the Colombian Association of Internal Medicine (ACMI).

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Focus on feet

Program for Doctors and HCW in China

The D Foot International in partnership with Urgo Medical conducted an International Training Program in Diabetic Foot care in September 2021.

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Foot soldiers

Andrew JM Boulton (United Kingdom)

The Nominating Committee and the Board of D-Foot International elected Professor Andrew Boulton as an Honorary Member of D-Foot International.

This well-deserved nomination stems from his considerable contribution to the fight against the diabetic foot. His overall achievements for the past four decades have been well recognised both nationally and internationally. 

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A model of integrated diabetic foot care and early referral

All over the world, the advent of specialist diabetic foot clinics has clearly demonstrated a year-on-year improvement in clinical outcomes for patients presenting with ulcerations.

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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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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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Diabetic foot unit in Dakar

In December 2019, the Belgian Abbey of Chimay donated € 15,000 to D-Foot International to use for ‘Projet Sénégal’, to benefit diabetic foot activities in French-speaking Africa. A diabetic foot centre and training facility is being set up.

Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye, the National Representative of Senegal and D-Foot Regional Chair for Africa, advised that she wished to expand her diabetes centre in Dakar, Senegal, where the funding could be utilised to purchase equipment and materials to benefit diabetic foot training of healthcare professionals in the region. 

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