The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) is featuring Dr. Axel Rohrmann as keynote presenter for the Association’s next free province-wide educational session, broadcast live across the Telehealth Saskatchewan network. On Nov. 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saskatchewan residents can attend Dr. Rohrmann’s foot health lecture – “De Agony of De Feet - Understanding diabetes-related lower limb complications,” through participating health centres across the province.
“It’s a great honour to have Dr. Rohrmann present for us during Diabetes Awareness Month,” says Brie Hnetka, Public Programs and Services Manager for the Canadian Diabetes Association (Saskatchewan). “His passion for foot health, combined with his experience on advisory panels to promote best practices in podiatry--and his expertise as co-author for the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes 2013 release--are sure to make a compelling session.” Hnetka adds that the presentation is a learning opportunity for all – not just those living with diabetes. “Our feet are our foundation, and keeping them healthy is key: from advice and tips on foot care and footwear, there is sure to be something helpful in Dr. Rohrmann’s session for everyone.”
Those interested in attending this free Telehealth session should contact their local Telehealth Coordinator in their health region to confirm details in their community.
Diabetes in Saskatchewan
The Saskatchewan Diabetes Cost Model estimates that 75,000 people in the province have been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes in 2010 – representing approximately one in 14 people or seven per cent of the population. By 2020, that number is expected to reach 111,000 or 9.9 per cent of the population. The 36,000 increase represents a 48 per cent rise in prevalence over the next 10 years.
For additional information on the Canadian Diabetes Association visit diabetes.ca.