Diabetes has become an issue for society and problems of the foot make up a considerable cost of this dilemma. An entire edition of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive was not long ago devoted to dealing with this. PodChatLive is a live chat that goes out live on Facebook and then will get published to YouTube as well as other podcast websites. In this episode about the diabetic foot the hosts, Craig Payne and Ian Griffiths talked with David Armstrong, DPM, PhD that is just about the most well-known podiatrist in relation to diabetes concerns. During the chat they talked about exactly how the worlds diabetic human population is 3rd only to China and India in total numbers. Additionally, they brought up that during the length of this live of PodChatLive alone a total of 198 foot and leg amputations would have happened around the world. In addition, in that time 565 people would have died through complications connected with diabetes mellitus. These kinds of figures are astonishing. They described what we should as Podiatrists may attempt to do about it and how we must be a little more proactive to assist this problem. They talked about the way you connect with and coach our patients and what his procedure for neuropathic analysis is, and just how Diabetic foot lesions aren't unlike training overload injuries.
David Armstrong DPM, PhD is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. David has a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD at the University of Manchester College of Medicine, in the UK. He is the organizer in addition to co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). He has published in excess of 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications in numerous academic medical publications as well as more than eighty book chapters. He is also co-Editor for the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) textbook, Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, currently in its third edition. David is expertly capable of talk over diabetic foot problems.