Open Letter to the American Diabetes Association
In July 2017, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), through its Professional Practice Committee (PPC), made the decision to release a statement announcing that after reviewing the available data, there was not enough scientific evidence to support the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. In a remarkable show of international co-operation, the Presidents of 13 world-wide undersea and hyperbaric medical societies, including CUHMA, sent an Open Letter to the Board of Directors of the ADA strongly opposing this statement, and requesting that it be withheld until a collaborative review of sound scientific data could be conducted.
This letter was recently published in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) Journal. The full text can be read HERE.