Episode 60 with Cynthia Formosa & Alfred Gatt [Podiatry in Malta & The Diabetic Foot]

In this episode we welcome two titans of Maltese Podiatry, Professor Cynthia Formosa and Dr Alfred Gatt who talk to us about studying in Malta (which given the climate and the low fees seems like a very attractive opportunity) and showcase some of the huge research output they have been involved in concerning the diabetic foot (and why you may want to think about toe pressures rather than the ABPI, and also think about treating yourself to a thermal camera). Loads of great slides throughout this one so will work better as a video than a podcast! Let us know if the thought of a Masters degree from the University of Malta intrigues you and you want Cynthia or Alfred’s contact details.

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Episode 37 with David Armstrong [The Diabetic Foot]


In this episode we welcomed Dr David Armstrong, DPM, PhD and we talked about how the worlds diabetic population is third only to China and India, and that during the length of this episode alone 198 amputations would have occured worldwide, and 565 people would have died from complications associated with Diabetes. We talk about what we as Podiatrists can try to do about this, how we communicate with and educate our patients, David’s approach to neuropathic assessment, and how Diabetic foot ulcers are not unlike training load injuries.

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About David Armstrong:
David Armstrong DPM, PhD is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California. David holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He is founder and co-Director of the Southwestern Academic Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). Daivd has produced more than 500 peer-reviewed research papers in dozens of scholarly medical journals as well as over 80 book chapters. He is also co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its third edition.

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