25 October 2018 - 27 October 2018
IDF Diabetes Complications and Foot Congress 2018
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend the IDF Diabetes Complications and Foot Congress 2018, the first in a new series of live educational events developed by the International Diabetes Federation to tackle the issues around diabetes complications.
Diabetes currently affects 425 million adults, a total that is set to reach 629 million by 2045. When not appropriately managed, all types of diabetes can result in complications affecting many parts of the body, leading to frequent hospitalization and early death.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, with one out of four diabetes inpatient costs a consequence of cardiovascular complications. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults. The prevalence of end-stage renal disease is up to ten times higher in people with diabetes. Pregnant women with diabetes are at increased risk of maternal and foetal complications.
Losing a limb is one of the most feared complications of diabetes and a major medical problem worldwide. The Diabetic Foot has therefore been chosen as the primary focus for IDF 2018. Foot ulceration is the most frequently recognized complication, estimated to affect up to 26 million people with diabetes worldwide.
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