Public Lecture Flyer - Professor Vijay Naraynsingh 11.08.2018 (1) In this lecture, Professor Naraynsingh, the 2015 CARICOM Science awardee, presents his research and views on the diabetic foot.
Abstract:
Over the past 30 years, the amputation rate has doubled in Trinidad and Tobago.
Now, more than one amputation is done every day. About 33% of these patients die within a year.
The cost to the nation of Diabetic foot disease exceeds $ 500,000 per year and could be about 1 billion dollars if private care and rehabilitation costs are added.
Much of this is preventable and needs special attention.