Newsletter No. 9, 2019

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Did you know that diabetes is a leading cause of amputation, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure and early death? Simple action can reduce the risk. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year on November 14th, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 2922.

As ChloraSolv is a very important treatment for diabetic foot ulcers, RLS Global wants to take this opportunity to recognize the World Diabetes Day.

Up to 70% of all lower limb amputations are related to diabetic foot ulcers. Every 30 seconds someone around the world is amputated due to a non-healing diabetic ulcer. Five-year mortality rate following amputation is reported between 47-70% and is higher among patients with major amputation.

Demand of wound care is increasing globally due to ageing populations and the development of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. In 2017 about 425 million people were diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes has a yearly growth on global level with about 8%. In 2045 the numbers will be closed to 630 million people. Up to 35% of people with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer in their lifetime.

Today, at the World Diabetes day, RLS is attending a congress with close to 1000 participants from Sweden. Read more about the meeting below.


Best regards

Karin Fischer, CEO
RLS Global AB

The last three years, a Swedish Health Day for nurses has been arranged. This year it takes place in Örebro. The organizer is expecting between 800 to 1 000 delegates.  It is a day focus on future competences in different clinical areas such as advanced Wound Care. The day is organized with lectures, trade show and meetings/networking. It is a popular event for companies within advanced wound care. RLS will be present for the first time!

Attending meeting such as Swedish Health Day for nurses is an excellent opportunity to meet and share ChloraSolv to a wide range of potential users, such as nurse being experts on chronical wounds. In a context like this, most of the time it is a platform to meet and discuss with several of representatives from the same care giver.  Networking is key, and meetings like this always generate a lot of positive follow up work.

In Sweden, the nurses are the key contact person for patients with chronical wounds meeting the patients during a longer period. Among the nurses, there are always a request for new competence and new solutions for wound management.

‘Swedish Health Day have started and during the first two coffee breaks, the booth was full of interested delegates’, says Annika Nordström, Key Account Manager at RLS Global.

Annika continues…’It is very exciting to attend the Swedish Health Day and we will continue to share the story about ChloraSolv and share more highlights from the meeting’.