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

It has been more than a year since the Board of D-Foot International took office. Since then, we have worked on many activities, some visible to the community and others behind the scenes to move our organisation forward. 

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Feet first

Elizabeth Ruth Choudhry: "COVID-19 changed my daily foot practice"

Whether we are working in our clinics or driving home after a long day at work, it is a little comforting to know that we are not alone in facing the current health crisis. 

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Foot soldiers

An interview with Nalini Campillo

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.

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Tools for managing diabetic foot in a COVID-19 setting

COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed our lives and has significantly altered the organisation of health services and in particular the diabetic foot care. Health systems overload and the recommendations to reduce the number of patients in hospitals, as well as the length of their hospital stays, forces us to improve coordination with primary care in order to continue attending to patients with diabetic foot with safe and avoiding complications.

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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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Coincidencias y Controversias en la Implementación de las guías IWGDF en Latinoamérica

Como seguimiento al éxito de la "Lockdown Academy", D-Foot organizará una serie de seminarios en español en julio y agosto. La participación es gratuita. Regístrese en línea para una o más sesiones.

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