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​​WDF, centre partner to train health workers on foot care in diabetics

Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre, Lagos State, in partnership with World Diabetes Foundation and the Podiatry Institute, United States, are partnering to train doctors and other health workers on how to manage and prevent diabetes-related foot complications.
The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Isiavwe Afoke, said diabetic foot complications, though preventable, are a leading cause of admission, amputation and mortality in diabetic patients worldwide.
The training, which is the 4th annual workshop on diabetic-foot care, will hold in Lagos from August 21 to 25, and is aimed at improving management and prevention of diabetes-related foot complications.
She explained that the training would also help raise awareness on proper foot care in persons living with diabetes mellitus.She said: “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.”

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