The 5th ‘Salon de la Santé’ (Healthcare Trade Fair) organised by the Heart Foundation and Editiel, took place on 30th June & 1st July 2012 at the Swami Vivekananda International Conference Centre in Pailles. Hundreds of players in the healthcare sector were present over the 2 days, making it an ideal platform for the public to be in contact with healthcare professionals, NGOs and the latest advances in healthcare. APSA (Association for the Promotion of Health) was, of course, present as well.
A medical appointment not to be missed: diabetes sufferers – take your feet in hand!
With the assistance and backing of PEDIMED, APSA was able to offer care for the diabetic foot at the event. For people suffering from diabetes are at high risk of developing foot complications, which can lead to infection and other devastating complications – even amputation. Prevention is therefore the only solution!
Each diabetes sufferer received:
- A foot examination (general state, level of sensitivity (neuropathy), blood circulation)
- A booklet on how to care for the diabetic foot “I’m taking my feet in hand”
- Individual advice
New release:”I’m taking my feet in hand” booklet
Each visitor suffering from diabetes received a free educational booklet on the key things to do to take care of one’s feet. APSA handed out 277 of these booklets.
The public response was most positive to the care and individualised advice given by the APSA team during the fair.
Many people will be able to carry on receiving care and treatment in one of APSA’s 3 branches –at the APSA Diabetes Care Centre, Trianon, in Naz Street, Curepipe, and at the City Clinic, Port Louis.
If you are interested in how to care for feet, or obtaining a copy of APSA’s booklet, “I’m taking my feet in hand”, please contact us on 467 5858.
APSA would like to thank PEDIMED, and the fair organisers, the Heart Foundation and Editiel, for the opportunity to promote the fight against diabetes through foot care and prevention.