oa Wound Healing Southern Africa - Saving Diabetic Feet in Africa : Cape Town action declaration 2016 : diabetes
Diabetes is the major cause of lower limb amputations in the world. Africa has the highest percentage of undiagnosed diabetes worldwide. Persons with diabetes in Africa also have the lowest chance of high risk diabetic foot screening. Undetected diabetic foot complications, including preventable loss of limbs and lives,2 are due to the lack of gold standard care. We, the combined voices of Wound Pedia, International Interprofessional Wound Care Course, World Council of Enterostomal Therapists, the Pan-African Diabetic Foot Study Group, Santé Diabète, T1International,3 Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa, and the International Interprofessional Wound Care Group gathered together in Cape Town, South Africa, to call for the implementation of evidence informed interprofessional diabetic foot care.
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