Handbook: Diabetes footcare in dark skin tones

How do we address subtle variations in symptoms and disease progression in diabetes-related foot care for individuals with dark skin tones?

Handbook cover: Footcare in Dark Skin Tone (Diabetes Africa)

Covering essential topics such as physiology, history-taking, assessment techniques, and investigative methods, this handbook has been designed to provide essential information as well as quick tips to healthcare professionals to improve foot care for people with dark skin living with diabetes.

Featuring clinical assessments and visual/audio guides, this handbook is the product of a unique collaboration across healthcare professional specialities, and with input from people living with diabetes

Disclaimer: Diabetes Africa received support from Mölnlycke in the form of a hands-off sponsorship to support the costs of authorship, publication and launch of this handbook.

The handbook contains a visual guide (© Diabetes Africa 2024)
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    Co-authors

    Dr Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz

    Executive Director, Diabetes Africa, UK

    Dr Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz (MPharm, PhD, PGCert) is a registered pharmacist with a PhD in molecular biology and bioinformatics, and is an Executive MBA candidate. Bernadette 10 years of experience across multiple sectors and industries, including medical affairs management roles in the pharmaceutical industry. Bernadette is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Diabetes Africa.

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    Dr Chris Manu

    Consultant Diabetologist and General Medicine, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust Foundation, UK

    Chris has been a Consultant Diabetologist at King’s since 2016. But even while undertaking his specialist training, he has been involved in several service improvement projects within the South East London (SEL) area, as well as setting up new foot care pathways.

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    Joan St John

    Dr Joan St John

    GPwER Diabetes, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

    Dr Joan St John is a General Practitioner (GP) with special interest in diabetes, and is currently working as GP Clinical lead in Diabetes for an area of North-West London, UK. She also works as part of the multi-disciplinary award-winning Brent Integrated Diabetes Service. Summary

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