Diabetes is starting to become an issue for modern society and complications of the feet comprise a tremendous cost of that issue. An entire episode of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive was recently devoted to talking about this issue. PodChatLive is a regular live talk which goes out on Facebook after which gets published to YouTube and various podcast options. In this show on the diabetic foot the hosts, Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne chatted with David Armstrong, DPM, PhD that is essentially the most well-known foot doctor on the subject of diabetic issues. In the episode they discussed just how the worlds diabetic population is third only to China and India in total numbers. They also reviewed that in the duration of this live of PodChatLive alone as many as 198 foot and leg amputations would have occurred around the world. In addition, in that time 565 people will have died by complications related to diabetes. These numbers are astonishing. They talked about what we as Podiatry practitioners could attempt to do concerning this and the way we have to become more proactive to help this problem. They spoke of the way we speak with and teach our patients along with what David’s procedure for neuropathic analysis is, and exactly how Diabetic foot ulcers aren't unlike training load injuries.
David Armstrong DPM, PhD is currently a Prof of Surgery at the University of Southern California. David got a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine, in the United Kingdom and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine. He is the originator and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). He has published much more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications in a multitude of scholarly medical publications together with more than eighty textbook chapters. David is furthermore co-Editor for the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) textbook, Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in the 3rd edition. He is very competent to examine diabetic foot topic.