Succeed in reducing amputation due to diabetes, 50%

Dubai Health Authority confirmed its success in reducing the rate of amputation for patients with diabetes, by 50%, through the application of a number of educational programs and awareness, and develop standards of care for patients.

This was announced by Dr. Muhammad Salim scientists Executive Director of Hospital Services Authority in his speech before the Second World Conference of the diabetic foot, which is organized by the Commission and closes today at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, with the participation of a group of experts and professionals in the field of health care for patients with diabetes from around the world.

And scholars have stressed the importance of the conference, which discusses the latest developments, exchange information and experiences on the evaluation and treatment of diabetic foot, and the efforts of the health care sector locally, regionally and globally to meet the challenges posed by the serious complications of diabetes, especially those related to amputations.

He pointed to the importance of exchanging experiences and scientific knowledge to the development of best practices, and provide the latest innovations in the field of diabetic foot care to meet the challenges posed by the serious complications of diabetes.

He reviewed the scientists efforts made by the body to cope with the disease and its serious complications through the establishment and implementation of medical programs multiple to contribute to the early detection of disease and timely intervention to treat and reduce its complications, as has the establishment of specialized centers for diabetes diagnosis and treatment of cases of disease and provide medical consultations necessary , in addition to the implementation of awareness campaigns and ongoing programs that target all segments of society to avoid reaching the later stages of the disease, which leads some to permanent disability.

Delivered by Dr. Younis Kazim, Medical Director of Hospital Rashid addressed the meeting, during which he stressed, the seriousness and prevalence of diabetes, which now is a chronic disease suffered by the Arab region in general and UAE in particular, which became occupies second place worldwide in the incidence of the disease, which calls for solidarity and cooperation of everyone to limit the spread and dissemination of awareness and health education on ways and mechanism of prevention of infection, which stands in the state to about 20 percent.

For his part, Dr. Marwan Al-Ahmad Al Zarouni Chairman of the Dubai World II diabetic foot, and a consultant plastic surgery in Rashid Hospital that the conference, featuring more than 500 physicians and specialists from various countries around the world, discussed a number of themes relating to appreciate the growing numbers of patients with diabetes at local, regional and global levels, and increased the proportion of amputation in the world because of the serious complications of the disease.

He explained that the conference, which runs over two days, designed to allow exchange of knowledge on the latest developments in the treatment of diabetic foot, and to shed light on the totality of the challenges facing the health care sector, resulting from diabetes is uncontrolled and work on the development of best practices and provide the latest innovations in care diabetic foot is estimated at WHO and International Diabetes Federation it is possible to avoid the rate of up to 85% of cases of amputation of lower limbs associated with diabetes through appropriate preventive action and health care specialist.

It also included the activities of the Second World Congress of the diabetic foot, a number of seminars and specialized workshops that discussed the diagnostic and interventional strategies for the treatment of ulcers and diabetic foot wounds and prevention of amputation.