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NADEP DIABETES FOOTCON 2018 at pearl continental lahore by National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP)

Pakistan Working Group on Diabetic Foot (PWGDF) in collaboration with Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE) & Diabetes and Footcare Clinic (DFC) Mayo Hospital, Lahore

LAHORE: (August 11,2018): Insulin is a life-saving medicine but of the 270-360 million diabetics in Pakistan, only 3-4 percent or around half a million patients are using injectable insulin for their sugar control, which is resulting in a sharp rise in amputations, vision loss, kidney disease and development of cardiovascular disease among remaining diabetes patients, leading national and international diabetologists said on Saturday.

Speaking at National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP) Diabetes Conference 2018, which started here at a local hotel, leading diabetolgoists and experts from United States, Europe, Middle East and Far East Asia, Africa and Pakistan emphasized on creating awareness among diabetics about better sugar control through proper use of insulin, lifestyle modifications, taking regular oral medicines, proper diet control and urged general practitioners and family physicians to promote educate their patients regarding tight sugar control through these methods.

On the occasion, for the first time Forum for Injection Techniques (FIT) guidelines were also introduced for Pakistani insulin and injection users and they were urged to use insulin as per international recommendations to prevent injuries while injecting the drug as these injuries result in amputations and other complications for the patients.

Eminent diabetologist from Tanzania Dr. Zulfikar G. Abbass said:

Tight sugar control is inevitable for preventing foot ulcers and insulin helps in maintaining tight diabetes control among patients. Patients having foot ulcers recover early and their chances of healing improve if they are put on insulin.

He said the entire world was under “diabetic-foot attack” and people were losing their limbs due to foot ulcers, adding added that wrong injection techniques also lead to ulcers, which could also cause amputations.

Chairman of the Nadep Diabetes Conference 2018 and eminent diabetologist Prof. Zahid Miyan said only 3-4 percent of the Pakistani diabetics were using insulin and most of people in the country were scare of using the miraculous injectable drug. “Internationally it is believed that at least 10 percent diabetics, who cannot achieve control diabetes through oral medicines should use injectable insulin to avoid complications like amputations, vision loss, kidney disease and cardiovascular ailment”, he added.

Over 270,000 possibly lose limbs due to diabetic foot in Pakistan. Diabetologists feared that over 270,000 people in Pakistan, who are one percent of the total diabetics in the country, might have lose their lower limbs due to ulcers in their feet but added that through better education, establishment of more foot clinics, use of customized footwear for diabetics and through tight sugar control, 80 percentof these amputations could be prevented.

President of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region Prof. Abdul Basit said:

According to a recent survey, there are 26.3 percent people living with type two diabetes, which means that number of diabetics is between 270 to 360 million people in our country. Of these people, 2.7 million develop diabetic foot or injuries of the feet which often result in amputation of their one or both legs.

He maintained that their Nadep Diabetes Conferences were providing a platform to disseminate knowledge about diabetic foot and its management, prevention and treatment and so far, they have established 115 diabetic foot clinics throughout Pakistan to prevent amputations.

Prof. Basit added:

Our plan is to establish 600 clinics where diabetic foot diagnosis, treatment and management facilities would be available in entire Pakistan. We are also planning for online diabetic foot clinics where people from remote part of the country would be presenting their problems and with the help of technology, they would be guided to take care of their injuries to prevent their feet and legs. 

Another eminent diabetologist Prof. Bilal Bin Younous deplored that only 14 percent doctors ask their patients to show them their feet to see if they were alright and adding urged people living with diabetes to take care of feet by daily examining, them, washing them with slightly warm water and dry them.

“People with diabetes need to take an active role in their own care,” said Dr. Muhammad Arshad SiddiquI, Consultant Diabetologist & Incharge of Diabetes and Footcare Clinic, Mayo Hospital Lahore; “but they need to be supported by their health-care system to learn how to self-manage effectively. Timely access to proper treatment and medical advice is also vital.” Dr. Arshad has established Diabetes and Footcare Clinic (DFC) in the OPD of Mayo Hospital, under the patronage of Professor Dr. Irshad Hussain, Registrar and Dean of Medicine at King Edward Medical University, which is serving countless people in need

Other eminent experts including Dr. Gulapar Srisawasdi from Thailand, Kristien Van Acker the President of D-Foot International from Belgium, Prof. Sobia Sabir and Dr. Asmat Nawaz from Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE), Karachi, Prof. Salma Tanvir, Dr. Riaz Memon, Dr. Said-ul-Haque, Prof. Jamal Zafar, Dr. tahir Chaudhry and Prof. Dr. Hameed Farooqi from United Arab Emirates (UAE) also spoke.

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