Did you Know
Every year, more than 1 million people with diabetes lose at least a part of their leg as a consequence of the complications of diabetes.
Did you Know
It is estimated that every 20 seconds a lower limb is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world.
Did you Know
In low-income countries the cost of treating a complex diabetic foot ulcer can be equivalent to 5.7 years of annual income.
Did you Know
Zero Amputation Program (ZAP) is a certification programme designed to discuss best practices to educating primary care physicians to help them improve the foot care they provide to people with Diabetes. The ZAP curriculum is designed to address real clinical needs of today's physicians and patients to improve diabetes foot care aiming towards Zero Amputation.


  • Public health focused strategy directed at creating awareness through multiple avenues & media, essential to reach out to general public, people with diabetes and other healthcare workers​.
  • Providing foot-care education for all patients & with increased intensity for those at higher risk.
  • Sharing strong evidence, that early detection and treatment of diabetic foot has a positive impact on avoiding amputations​.
  • Using the print, digital and social media strategically to reach out to a large audience​.

Building capacity

  • Building capacity and infrastructure for strengthening the system for better care for people with diabetes.
  • Targeted approach to reach out to maximum PHCs and HCPs in other public health institutions for conducting the training workshops.
  • Intensive Diabetic Foot care Certificate Program (IDFCP) of United Diabetes Forum​.
  • Podiatry demonstration for better learning in the workshop.
  • Real cases presentation & discussion to strengthen understanding.​


Involvement of a multidisciplinary team can reduce amputations by 50-80%. To ensure best quality of care for better outcomes revolves around:

  • Having the basic needed infrastructure and trained staff​.
  • Simple podiatry tool kit to help optimal foot care​.
  • Needed medication for treating patients optimally​.
  • Contact with experts for clarification and timely referral.
  • Ready reference recent guidelines for better treatment.​

Expected outcome

  • Every person with diabetes to care for their feet & manage it properly​.
  • Document number of patients screened, number educated on foot care, identified as high risk, number receiving care for simple foot care issues & number of patients being referred for specialist care​​.
  • Tabulating results from across the country with the help of CID faculty​​.
  • Presenting the learning & best practices at CID 2018.