Thousands of people with diabetes are having limbs amputated in surgeries that could have been prevented. Life expectancy plummets following these surgeries – so why aren’t we working harder to stop them from being necessary?
Gemma Bailey in her Health Exposes Podcast speaks to two podiatry experts from the University of Malta, associate professor Cynthia Formosa and senior lecturer Dr Alfred Gatt. Both podiatrists are speakers at the world congress of podiatry next November 2019. In the podcast they explain how a united front from healthcare professionals across the world is needed to combat the issue. Discover how improved screening procedures, earlier diagnosis and better patient awareness are vital components in saving people from amputation, and how podiatrists need to be seen as the key person in the life of someone living with diabetes. And meet them in real live in a few weeks in Miami, Fl.
Acknowledgement to Gemma Bailey for hosting this session.