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April 1, 2020

IWGDF responds to key questions on management of diabetic foot patients during COVID-19 pandemic

IWGDF responds to key questions on management of diabetic foot patients during COVID-19 pandemic
January 4, 2020

Health Canada warns Canadians of potential cancer risk associated with gentian violet

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October 8, 2019

Happy International Podiatry Day to all podiatrists and patients

Join us for International Podiatry Day! On October 8th FIP-IFP will celebrate the second edition of International Podiatry Day! Take a selfie with your coworkers or with your favorite instrument in your work environment. Go to Facebook-page of IPD (www.facebook.com/IntPodiatryday) A post will be available […]
October 5, 2019

Smart insole can double as lifesaving technology for diabetic patients

Date: October 4, 2019 Source: Stevens Institute of Technology Summary: Researchers are developing a graphene sensing system that detects early signs of foot ulcers before they form so people living with diabetes can access preventative healthcare and confidently manage their health. Stevens Institute of Technology […]
September 9, 2019
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Transmetatarsal amputation: A 12 year retrospective case review of outcomes

Diabetic foot sequalae incurs a significant economic burden with substantial morbidity and mortality implications for patients. Establishing effective limb salvage techniques such as transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is essential to offer viable alternatives to major limb amputation in severe foot infection, where outcomes are variable and […]
July 10, 2019

Microvascular disease anywhere in the body may be linked to higher risk of leg amputations

Date: July 8, 2019 Source: American Heart Association Summary: Microvascular disease, a disorder of very small blood vessels, may increase the risk of leg amputation independent of other blood vessel conditions and regardless of the location of the microvascular issue, such as eyes (retinopathy), kidneys […]
March 29, 2019
These are 3D-printed feet, some enhanced with foot ulcers

World first 3D printed feet: Innovative training steps up treatment for diabetics

Innovative training steps up treatment for diabetics From the University of South Australia media release: It’s gory, sticky and undoubtedly on the nose, but a blend of icing sugar, chicken stock and flexible resin is proving to be the just the right recipe for creating […]
January 15, 2019

Research: Step forward in understanding human feet

From the University of Exeter media release: Scientists have made a step forward in understanding the evolution of human feet. Unlike species such as chimpanzees, which have opposable digits on their feet, humans have evolved arched feet to enhance upright walking. These arches were thought […]
January 14, 2019

Injected drug may be new weapon against gout

From the health 24 news article: A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Instead of targeting excessively high uric acid levels as existing gout drugs do, the new strategy aims to reduce overall inflammation. The […]
December 15, 2018

Early treatment for leg ulcers gets patients back on their feet

From the Imperial College London media release: Treating leg ulcers within two weeks by closing faulty veins improves healing by 12 per cent compared to standard treatment, according to new findings. The research, led by Imperial College London and funded by the National Institute for […]
May 20, 2016

2016 AGM Agenda & Documents

The following link contains a PDF collection of the Agenda plus currently-available relevant documents. It will be updated on an on-going basis. AGM book as of May 26
March 8, 2018

Diabetes and Your Eyes, Heart, Nerves, Feet, and Kidneys

From the National Kidney Foundation news article: If your diabetes is not well controlled, the sugar level in your blood goes up. This is called “hyperglycemia” (high blood sugar). High blood sugar can cause damage to very small blood vessels in your body. Imagine what […]
May 1, 2018

Media release: Foot Health Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toronto, ON, May 1, 2018) — Feet are both a critical component of, and a sensitive gauge of our current health status, yet people tend to overlook them until they are in pain. May is Foot Health Awareness Month, a good time […]
September 26, 2018

La Journée internationale de la podologie est le lundi 8 octobre 2018

Rejoignez-nous pour célébrer la Journée internationale de la podologie, le lundi 8 octobre 2018. Plus d’information suivra!