The Impact of Initiation of an Educational and Preventive Foot Care Center for Subjects with Diabetes in Qingdao, China (RN13-016)

Main institution:

Qingdao Endocrine and Diabetes Hospital

Other institutions:

Qindgao Institute For Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases; Qingdao Municipal Centre for Disease Control; Qingdao Central Hospital; University of Alexandria (Egypt); International Diabetes Federation

Principal investigators:
Lei Zhang; Yanhu Dong; Fenghai Ma; Yuan Sun; Minxiu Yao; Xia Hu

Location of the project:

Qingdao, China

Amount allocated:

USD 20.000


May 20, 2014 – November 19, 2014


The number of people with diabetes in China is estimated to be 1 in 10 out of Chinese adult. People with diabetes are far more likely to have a foot or leg amputated than other people. Proper diabetes management and foot care help prevent complications that can result in amputation. Comparing with the big population and the large number of people suffering from the disease, the diabetes foot care system is still far behind the demand. Therefore, the initiation of an educational and preventive foot care center for people with diabetes will greatly 1) increase patients’ awareness of foot problem; 2) enhance professionals’ ability treating foot complications; 3) decrease rate of amputation; 4) improve patients’ quality of life.

Chinese Forum on Diabetic Foot and Related Disease, Beijing (China), September 2015
World Diabetes Congress, Vancouver (Canada), December 2015 (invited speaker and poster)


This project is part of our BRIDGES Research Net programme. BRIDGES is an International Diabetes Federation programme supported by an educational grant from Lilly Diabetes.