Activities during February included a free webinar programme on 19 February with an emphasis on the diagnosis and management of acute Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy and the launch of the 4th Info Card: "5 steps to manage acute Charcot neuro-osteoarthropathy".
Activities during the D-Foot International Diabetic Foot Awareness Week included a regional webinar programme throughout the week, the launch of the first series of diabetic foot Info Cards, the conferring of the first D-Foot International Board Commendation Award 2020 and the launch of the SACA Regional Chairs Nomination Awards.
Life in the Brazilian Amazon region is tough: rivers instead of roads, few qualified healthcare professionals and disorganised public service. More than half of the estimated 280,000 people with diabetes have foot problems.
During my academic training, I witnessed in the emergency room how a woman with diabetes cried together with the doctors at the news of an above-knee amputation. That episode made me become passionate for diabetic foot.