September 2013

Website highlights DFU awareness, care

Global biotech company Shire, based in Dublin, Ireland, launched in August as an online resource to increase awareness of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and encourage people with diabetes to seek immediate care for foot wounds.

The site features downloadable educational information, videos of people coping with DFUs, a specialist locator, and a simple tool to estimate DFU risk.

Shire also partnered with celebrity chef Charles Mattocks, who has diabetes and is the nephew of the late reggae singer Bob Marley, on a mobile bus tour to promote healthy eating and living well with diabetes.

See the bus tour video and a diabetes-friendly recipe from Mattocks at

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