What We Do
- Prevent amputation in individuals with diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs) by establishing multi-disciplinary acute care pathways, based on Canadian data that highlights the high costs of DFU care compared to other diabetes-related admissions, and involving various healthcare professionals to improve outcomes and reduce costs.
- Investigate and evaluate using technology-enabled, multi-disciplinary wound care as part of our comprehensive treatment plan for those with DFU.
- Partner with community-based care providers to develop programs with our Patient Partners that provide accessible opportunities for screening, prevention, and care to individuals at risk of developing DFUs.
New research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on amputation prevention in Ontario
Dr Charles De Mestral Receives an Ontario Early Career Researcher Award
The Economic Burden of Inpatient Treatment of Foot Ulcers in People with Diabetes is Unacceptable
On episode four, Patient Partner Tom Weisz and Dr. Charles de Mestral discuss the work being done by the Diabetes Action Canada foot care and amputation prevention team, which is looking at community-based approaches to improving treatments and avoiding lower limb amputations.