Supporting National Feet Week...
Louella Belle, DUET diabetes and Phoenix Holistic & Complementary Therapy Training 'talk feet' during National Feet Week 2023
Through education, communication and collaboration we believe a lot can be achieved to help people living with diabetes to maintain healthy and intact feet.
That is why we support and applaud national awareness initiatives such as National Feet Week. A conversation with one of the organisers led to us creating a pre-recorded conversation between two of our team members, Lynne and Gareth. Suzanne Clayton (Brand Development Manager & Interim Head of Education at Louella Belle) and Louise Searles (Managing Director of Phoenix Holistic and Complementary Therapy Training) also had a chat about their love of feet and the importance of supporting their industry in ensuring clients look after their feet, especially if they have diabetes.
We invite you to tune in to see what they all had to say.
Since 2017 DUET diabetes has running diabetic foot screening training for social care and healthcare providers as small interactive workshops.
When Covid arrived and lockdown occurred like everyone else we had to adapt, which we did by converting our face to face workshops into live webinar sessions.
We also used time during lockdown to think about other professionals who see the feet of people living with diabetes, who may help to promote good daily footcare, reduce foot related problems and thus improve outcomes around the diabetic foot.
That is when we developed a diabetes awareness workshop for beauty and holistic therapy professionals (such as reflexologists). We are delighted with our successful collaboration with Louella Belle to bring better awareness and understanding of the diabetic foot to the beauty and holistic therapy sectors.
A further development is our new joint collaboration with Phoenix Holistic and Complementary Therapy Training. Their new course ‘Pedicure for reflexologists and massage therapists’ includes the DUET diabetes ‘diabetic foot awareness’ online course and Footlogix knowledge (from Louella Belle).
Beauty and wellness therapists could be part of the solution to help reduce the 190 diabetes related amputations that take place in England each week**!
With the NHS spending more on diabetic footcare in England than the combined cost of breast, prostate and lung cancers; with over 90% of expenditure relating to ulceration*, having a foot ulcer can have a huge impact on someone's health and wellbeing.
To purchase, or to find out more, visit the DUET diabetes page on the Louella Belle Training Academy.
* The cost of diabetic foot disease in England, Marion Kerr: The Diabetic Foot Journal Vol 22 No 4 2019
**Note that you will need to check with your insurance provider if you will be covered to treat clients living with diabetes.