What you need to know about diabetes, John Simpson interviewed by Sangeeta Waldron

//What you need to know about diabetes, John Simpson interviewed by Sangeeta Waldron

What you need to know about diabetes, John Simpson interviewed by Sangeeta Waldron

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John Simpson Talks About Neuropad, for People Living With Diabetes

In this episode of the Irish Tech News podcast, I am joined by John Simpson, CEO of Neuropad®, a biotech company, which is a game-changer for the early detection of diabetic foot syndrome, a condition which can lead to serious complications such as foot ulceration and amputation.

What you need to know about diabetes

Feet are important, especially if you have diabetes, because with diabetes, it means you’re much more likely to develop problems with your feet – problems that could end up as amputations. But most amputations can be prevented. If you take good care of your feet and check them regularly, you can reduce your risk of developing foot problems, and this is how Neuropad is changing things. It is a pain-free, ten-minute patch test, which can be done by you at home or with your carer or doctor. This simple patch test has been recommended by the National Advisory Panel for Care Home Diabetes in its new national guidance for care home operators and their staff.

In this timely podcast, we discuss why National Diabetes Week, which took place between 13 to 19 June was a tumbleweed moment with the UK media; how the global pandemic has severely impacted people living with diabetes; and about the unnecessary foot/leg amputations that are currently happening, can be avoided with better care. Alarmingly, 30 percent of people with diabetes are unaware that foot complications are common and serious if detected late.

Another sobering statistic is that the five-year mortality post amputation is worse than most common cancers and much higher than breast cancer. John shares his in-depth knowledge about diabetes and talks about these staggering statistics and how foot complications are the most feared of all the complications of diabetes.

This podcast conversation with John Simpson is a real eye-opener and shines a light on the things that we take for granted.

To know more about Neuropad visit www.neuropad.co.uk
Twitter @neuropadtest;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neuropadtest 

LinkedIn: John Simpson

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By | 2022-06-28T15:00:56+00:00 June 28th, 2022|Technology|Comments Off on What you need to know about diabetes, John Simpson interviewed by Sangeeta Waldron