Step by step diabetes workshop gets in motion

first_img Tweet Share LocalNews Step by step diabetes workshop gets in motion by: – September 10, 2012 Share 18 Views   2 commentscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Health care professionals at the workshopAs part of Caribbean Wellness Day and Wellness Month, the Ministry of Health, Dominica Diabetes Association and the Rotary Club have embarked upon a “step by step” advanced training workshop in improving the management and prevention of the Diabetic Foot in Dominica.The workshop commenced on Monday at the Public Service Training Center under the theme “Maintaining Healthy Feet Step by Step” and will climax on Tuesday.The training programme “aims” to build low cost health care capacity, reduce lower limb complications and unnecessary amputations in diabetic patients and empower them to take better care of their feet.Over these two days, health care professionals will be taught the diagnosis and principles of management of the diabetic foot, indications, types and rehabilitation of amputation and practical management guidelines.At Monday’s opening of the workshop, Hospital Medical Director, Dr. Ruby Blanc, highlighted the purpose of the workshop; “review of the progress as well as the obstacles encountered from the basic training to present time workshop, an acquisition of new skills and information and planning of a sustainable way forward”.She noted that the management and prevention of Diabetic Foot required a “collaborative” effort because the Ministry of Health “cannot” do it alone.Meanwhile President of the Rotary Club Marvlyn Birmingham expressed her club’s continued commitment to joining the “fight” against the growing threat of non-communicable diseases long after the workshop comes to an end on Tuesday.The programme will be facilitated by Dr. Vilma Urbančič, a diabetologist from Slovenia and his team and our local Surgeons, Doctors Hendrix Paul, Julian D’Armas and Spencer St. Luce.The advanced training course is part of a two year training program. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img