Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Department of Medicine Seminar Series: Improving the Assessment and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Mr Fraser Harrold, MBChB, PhD, FRCSEd (T&O) Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Otago

The number of people with diabetes in New Zealand exceeds 275,000 with the burden of disease disproportionally impacting Māori, Pacific & Indian populations.

A 70% to 90% increase in prevalence is forecast over the next 20 years and the economic cost, estimated to be $2.1 billion, annually, in 2020, is projected to increase to over $3.5 billion, annually, in the next 20 years. Diabetes New Zealand proposed four focused areas for improvement, one of which included eye and foot screening. ‘Eye Foot Syndrome’ was coined by Walsh in 1975, in which diabetic retinopathy (DR) was accompanied by diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) in patients with poorly controlled diabetes. The relationship between DFUs and DR is not yet fully understood.

This talk lays out proposed research on the relationship between diabetic eye disease and diabetic foot disease using novel diagnostic tools. All University of Otago and Southern District Health Board staff and students are welcome to attend.

Zoom ID: 785276986 Pwd: 580603
Zoom link:

Date Friday, 17 February 2023
Time 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Audience Other
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentMedicine (Dunedin)
Location9th floor Seminar room, Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin
Contact NameAmanda Buchanan

Save this event