Meet Podiatrist – Amor Forde
4th March 2021
Amor was born and raised in Barbados and initially graduated from the University of the West Indies with a BSc in Biochemistry and Chemistry. Concerned about the alarming number of diabetes-related amputations in Barbados and its impact on the most vulnerable in the society, Amor moved to the UK graduating with a first-class BSc (Hons) Podiatry in 2013.
Moving back to her home country Amor committed to improving the quality of life of persons living with diabetes and works as a specialist Podiatrist for the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and as an Associate in a private podiatry clinic. Amor completed her MSc (podiatry and diabetes) at Brighton in 2016. Also, Amor is Foot Health Educator for Community Outreach in Barbados and a public relations officer for the Barbados Association of Podiatrists.
Never forgetting her goal of preventing amputation and wound management, Amors’ work is not limited to Barbados. Aside from educational outreach locally, Amor has taken part in limb salvage programs in Belize and became a member of the D-foot International initiative, which unites practitioners interested in diabetic foot preservation globally.