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Diabetes the epidemic of the 21st century By Karen Fahy

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Diabetes the epidemic of the 21st century By Karen Fahy

Diabetes is a global epidemic with devastating human, social and economic consequences. The disease claims as many lives per year as HIV/AIDS and places a severe burden on healthcare systems and economies everywhere, with the heaviest burden falling on low- and middle-income countries. Despite this, awareness of the global scale of the diabetes threat remains pitifully low.

 

In 2011 it is estimated that 366 million people worldwide have diabetes, representing roughly 8.3 % of the adult population (20-79 age group). The ...

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First Irish Diabetic Foot Management Conference at NUI Galway

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First Irish Diabetic Foot Management Conference at NUI Galway

NUI Galway recently hosted the first Diabetic Foot Management Conference in Ireland. At the conference were (l-r): Karen Fahy, National Education Officer for Continuous Professional Development in Podiatry; Sean Dinneen, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Galway University Hospital; Matthew Young, Consultant Diabetologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Maeve Gacquin, Senior Dietician, The Galway Clinic; and Dr Caroline McIntosh, Conference Co-chairperson, Senior Lecturer and Head of Podiatry, NUI Galway.

Entitled Diabetic Foot Management: Optimising Care Using a Holistic Approach, the conference saw over ...

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