Diabetes mellitus is starting to become a major problem for the community and problems of the feet make up an important cost of this problem. A whole episode of the podiatry livestream, PodChatLive had been recently devoted to discussing this issue. PodChatLive is a live chat that goes out on Facebook and then will get published to YouTube as well as other podcast platforms. In this live on the diabetic foot the hosts, Ian Griffiths and Craig Payne spoke with David Armstrong, DPM, PhD who is one of the most well-known podiatrist in terms of diabetic foot troubles. During the episode they talked about just how the worlds diabetes human population is third only to India and china in total numbers. They also talked about that in the length of this episode of PodChatLive alone a total of 198 foot and leg amputations may possibly happened worldwide. Furthermore, in that time 565 individuals will have died by issues in connection with diabetes mellitus. These amounts are extraordinary. They spoke of that which you as Podiatrists can certainly attempt to do about this and just how we have to be more proactive to assist this problem. They spoke of the way you connect with and educate our patients and what David’s way of neuropathic assessment is, and just how Diabetic foot lesions are not unlike training load injuries.
David Armstrong DPM, PhD is currently a Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. David holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester College of Medicine, in the UK. David is the founder as well as co-Director for the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). David has released much more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles in a multitude of scholarly clinical journals together with greater than 80 book chapters. David is furthermore co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) book, Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, currently in the 3rd edition. David is very competent to examine diabetic foot concerns.