Barry professor Robert J. Snyder, DPM, Interim Dean, joined two other members of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association to write a rare editorial addressing negative effects of the pandemic on diabetics.
The editorial accompanied an article regarding the increase of amputations during the pandemic. Dr. Snyder and coauthors Lee C. Rogers, DPM, and Warren S. Joseph, DPM, noted that diabetes-related amputations are a “pandemic within a pandemic.”
The pandemic disrupted services for people with diabetes and diabetes-related complications, with the result that the number of major amputations more than tripled during the pandemic.
“It is likely that patients' reluctance and fear to seek medical care during this period created complications that resulted in these catastrophic results,” the authors wrote.
Dr. Snyder is director of clinical research in the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. He is certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a certified wound specialist with the American Board of Wound Management, Certified Wound Specialist, and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He’s also the associate editor of the JAPMA.