South Africa: Furor Over Closure Volunteer-Run Diabetic Foot Clinic Leaves thousands at risk for amputation

 South Africa: Furore Over Closure Volunteer-Run Clinic

Cape Town pensioner Rachel Jacobs, 80, suffers from chronic diabetes and, since being diagnosed in 1993, has suffered complications related to the disease such as foot ulcers and foot infections.

Her conditions steadily worsened as she could not afford to pay a Podiatrist to treat the symptoms. But since trained Podiatrist volunteers opened up a Foot Clinic in 2005 at the provincial run day hospital in Kensington, she received treatment that saved her from possibly having to undergo amputation.

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