2016 Cape Town Declarations of Action on Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Insulin Access

  • R Gary Sibbald University of Toronto
  • Elizabeth A Ayello Excelsior College School of Nursing
  • James Elliot T1International
  • Hiske Smart
  • Susan Stelton


The WCET™ recently held its very successful 21th Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. WCET™ nursing practice involves the prevention and treatment of skin and wound problems. Advocating for care models that can enhance the treatment of wounds or prevent them entirely is therefore an important part of the work of WCET™.

Author Biographies

R Gary Sibbald, University of Toronto
MD, BSc, MD, M.Ed., D.SC(Hon), FRCPC (Med)(Derm) Professor of Medicine and Public Health University of Toronto; and Director of International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC); and Past President World Union of Wound Healing Societies
Elizabeth A Ayello, Excelsior College School of Nursing
PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, ETN, Faculty Excelsior College School of Nursing; and Clinical Editor Advances in Skin and Wound Care; and Executive Editor Emeritus WCET Journal
James Elliot, T1International
MSc, BSc Trustee T1International
Susan Stelton
WCET™ President 2016-2018
Declaration of Action