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

Welcome to the remodelled website of D-Foot International. 

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Feet first

A foot is not a mere footnote

In diabetes, feet must be put first. This may sound self-explanatory, common sense and trivial — but it is not.

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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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Book reviews

Although there have been many advances in the management of the diabetic foot, it nevertheless remains a major global public health problem. This book is devoted to saving the limbs and lives of people with diabetes and foot problems.

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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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Recognition awards

Diabetic Foot Medal of Honour for Kristien Van Acker and Zulfikar Abbas.

The Diabetic Foot Medal of Honour is a quadrennial award for a clinician who has made outstanding and innovative contributions to the detection, treatment and prevention of diabetic foot disease.

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