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Diabetic foot care and prevention in Senegal: adding an extra dimension to the Step-by-Step model

Koen Slootmaeckers UGent, Kristien Van Acker and Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye (2010) DIABETES VOICE. 55(2). p.41-43
abstract
Every 30 seconds, a lower limb is amputated as a result of diabetes; of all the amputations in the world, about 70% are suffered by people with diabetes – foot ulceration being a key factor in developing regions. Yet these amputations can be prevented. As well as medical factors, numerous social and socio-environmental issues affect the development of diabetic foot problems. This report focuses on Africa-specific factors. Although in Africa neuropathy is a major contributing factor, it is not the only one: even a simple injury that becomes infected can be a precursor to amputation. The authors reflect on some of the factors affecting diabetes care in Senegal, and make some suggestions for improvements in the prevention and management of the diabetic foot.
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journal title
DIABETES VOICE
volume
55
issue
2
pages
41 - 43
ISSN
1437-4064
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A4
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1093496
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1093496
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2011-01-03 10:42:17
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  abstract     = {Every 30 seconds, a lower limb is amputated as a result of diabetes; of all the amputations in the world, about 70\% are suffered by people with diabetes -- foot ulceration being a key factor in developing regions. Yet these amputations can be prevented. As well as medical factors, numerous social and socio-environmental issues affect the development of diabetic foot problems. This report focuses on Africa-specific factors. Although in Africa neuropathy is a major contributing factor, it is not the only one: even a simple injury that becomes infected can be a precursor to amputation. The authors reflect on some of the factors affecting diabetes care in Senegal, and make some suggestions for improvements in the prevention and management of the diabetic foot.},
  author       = {Slootmaeckers, Koen and Van Acker, Kristien and Ndour Mbaye, Ma{\"i}mouna},
  issn         = {1437-4064},
  journal      = {DIABETES VOICE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {41--43},
  title        = {Diabetic foot care and prevention in Senegal: adding an extra dimension to the Step-by-Step model},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Slootmaeckers, Koen, Kristien Van Acker, and Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye. 2010. “Diabetic Foot Care and Prevention in Senegal: Adding an Extra Dimension to the Step-by-Step Model.” Diabetes Voice 55 (2): 41–43.
APA
Slootmaeckers, K., Van Acker, K., & Ndour Mbaye, M. (2010). Diabetic foot care and prevention in Senegal: adding an extra dimension to the Step-by-Step model. DIABETES VOICE, 55(2), 41–43.
Vancouver
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Slootmaeckers K, Van Acker K, Ndour Mbaye M. Diabetic foot care and prevention in Senegal: adding an extra dimension to the Step-by-Step model. DIABETES VOICE. 2010;55(2):41–3.
MLA
Slootmaeckers, Koen, Kristien Van Acker, and Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye. “Diabetic Foot Care and Prevention in Senegal: Adding an Extra Dimension to the Step-by-Step Model.” DIABETES VOICE 55.2 (2010): 41–43. Print.