On the occasion of this year’s World Diabetes Day, D-Foot International organised the Global Diabetic Foot Awareness Week from 8 to 14 November.
Various initiatives raised awareness of the importance of the appropriate management of diabetic foot problems and promote the work of diabetic foot specialists around the world.
Activities during the Global Diabetic Foot Awareness Week included:
• Launch of the D-Foot diabetic foot info cards
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.