As more Nigerians grapple with the complications of diabetes foot, arising from the increasing incidence of diabetes in the country, Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, in partnership with the World Diabetes Foundation and the Podiatry Institute, USA has announced plans to organise its 4th annual five-day capacity building workshop on diabetes foot care.
According to a press release signed by the Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Afoke Isiavwe, the workshop, which holds in Lagos from August 21stto 25th in Lagos, aims at improving management and prevention of diabetes-related foot complications and raising awareness on proper foot care in persons living with diabetes mellitus.
Diabetic foot complications, though preventable, are a leading cause of admission, amputation and mortality in diabetic patients worldwide.
“For diabetes mellitus foot syndrome, prevention is better than cure. Sadly many persons affected report for treatment too late when not much can be done to help them, except amputation, to save their lives. The workshop is therefore being organised to bring the medical practitioners and other healthcare workers involved in diabetes management up-to-date, especially in the care of the foot of persons living with diabetes,” Isiavwe said.
With the theme: ‘Setting The Standard for Diabetes Foot Care In Nigeria’, the workshop is expected to feature resource persons from the USA, and from within Nigeria.