Diabetic Foot Care by nurse Vjollca Kola is a project the WeObservatory has been overseeing last year (read previous post). We have been able to help the nurse put together and print a Guide for Patients in the local (Albanian) language. The guides have been recently delivered and Vjollca is finally able to give them out at her practice (picture to the right). It is commonly known among diabetes specialists that poor basic awareness and self-care of feet in patients with diabetes – especially in developing countries – is the first cause of complications and amputations. Thus, providing basic guidelines on paper and online is absolutely necessary. Speaking of raising
awareness online, nurse Vjollca has also created a Facebook page for her practice keeping the community posted on events and communicating general information on diabetic foot care. Notice the Guide has been exhibited there too.