2020 AGM

Last Thursday we had our AGM and your 2019 committee were re-elected for another year.

We donated a cheque for £2,000, to Charlotte the regional fund raiser for Diabetes UK. The two research projects we funded for £1,000 each are detailed as follows:

Ancient medicine to treat infected foot ulcers

Project:

Midlands - Warwick

Status:

Project available for adoption

Tags:

Midlands

 

Type 1 and Type 2

 

Complications

Infections in foot ulcers can be hard to treat and don’t always respond to antibiotics. If this happens, they can result in amputations or sepsis.

Dr Freya Harrison wants to find new types of antibiotics that could be used to effectively treat infections in foot ulcers. In the future, this could improve the quality of people with diabetes’ lives and reduce the number of amputations.

 

Helping people with foot ulcers to exercise

Project:

Midlands - Leicester

Status:

Project available for adoption

Tags:

Type 1 and Type 2

 

 

Complications

 

Midlands

 

England

Treating foot ulcers involves resting, but this can mean long periods of inactivity. Dr McCarthy has developed an exercise programme designed for people with foot ulcers who need to sit down. He hopes this will help to improve their blood sugar levels, quality of life and overall fitness. Too little exercise can make diabetes more difficult to manage, so an exercise programme at this time could be crucial. This project will also provide evidence for doctors, to help them support patients to stay active whilst keeping off their feet.