The Global Diabetes Plan 2011-2021 sets out the evidence, cost-effective solutions and tools for managing the global issue of diabetes in a coherent framework for action. The key strategy of this plan is to implement national diabetes programmes, defined as:
'a systematic and coordinated approach to improving the organisation, accessibility and quality of diabetes prevention and care and is usually manifest as a comprehensive policy, advocacy and action plan covering: the main types of diabetes, i.e. type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes; the whole continuum of care from primary prevention to treatment and palliative care; resources, services and systems that support prevention and care'.
This course aims to meet, in part, the key strategy of the Global Diabetes Plan.
You will get the opportunity to develop evidence-based theoretical concepts of limb preservation transferable to professional practice, informed by a critical knowledge and understanding of integrative care requirements for those patients due to diabetes.
The programme is designed for, but not limited to, specialist podiatrists, nurses, medical, surgical and healthcare professionals, and is targeted at those currently working in or with aspirations to gain further education and/or employment in the field of diabetes and limb preservation.