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Goal to cut amputations

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Goal to cut amputations

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THE BARBADOS Diabetes Foundation is seeking to halve the number of diabetes-related amputations within four years.
The foundation yesterday donated to the Ministry of Health 4 400 monofilament tools, costing around $10 000, to test sensitivity of the foot. The presentation took place at the Frank Walcott Building.
Initially 360 such tools will be distributed to 12 centres, including the island’s polyclinics, and will be monitored by the foundation’s diabetes committee.
Dr Oscar Jordan, chairman of the foundation, said that with the help of this tool, he hoped to record fewer than 100 cases of amputations a year.
Full story in today’s DAILY NATION.