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.
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.
Meet Elizabeth Ruth Choudhry.
At the time, there were so many general practitioners in Barbados that I thought podiatry was a wonderful branch of medicine. And that I should go and do that. Then I grew up and faced reality…
Meet Simone McConnie.