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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day 2019

On the occasion of the upcoming World Diabetes Day, Wellkin Hospital is increasing awareness regarding a disastrous complication caused by diabetes: AN AMPUTATION.

Did you know?

  • Mauritius has an alarming diabetes health issue with 1 in 5 adults affected.
  • Every 30 seconds a lower limb or part of a lower limb is lost to amputation in the world as a consequence of diabetes.
  • Amputation in people with diabetes is 10 to 20 times more common than in people without diabetes.
  • 85% of all diabetes related foot/leg amputations begin with a foot ulcer.
  • Ischaemia (meaning not having enough blood flow to the foot) is a key component responsible for these amputations.
  • Ischaemic ulcers/wounds are unlikely to heal with only debridement and wound care and need procedures to increase blood flow to the foot to prevent subsequent amputations.

Should you have ulcers/wounds on your foot or face a potential amputation, visit us for specialised care.

On this World Diabetes Day, benefit from a free consultation at Wellkin Hospital, with Dr Kunal Sibartie ( Vascular Surgeon) .  Book your slot now ! Call 605-1000 now. Email : appointment@wellkinhospital.com

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