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Ulla Hellstrand Tang

Department of
Orthopaedics
Visiting address
Ortopedteknik, Falkenbergsgatan 3
412 85 Göteborg
Postal address
Su sahlgrenska
41345 Göteborg

About Ulla Hellstrand Tang

Current research areas

  • Ten year follow-up of gait, function in the lower extremities, plantar pressure and foot status of patients with diabetes provided with different types of insoles.
  • D-Foot, an eHealth tool to be used in risk stratification and foot assessment in patients with diabetes. www.dfoot.se
  • Assistive devices – Vision 2025. An innovation project to map the need of assistive devices now and in 2025. What are the needs of digital/manual foot screening? How should the provision of assistive devices be organised for patient with diabetes?
  • Silicon orthoses as treatment of heel crackers: an RCT comparing the treatment with silicon orthoses + moisture with treatment with moisture.
  • Sustainable healthcare with application of the care of the Diabetic Foot, https://gup.ub.gu.se/publication/285281, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7445797/
  • Facilitating and barriers in of digital innovation towards "Vision 2025 digital health care i Sweden"
  • A national quality register – the Diabetic Foot
  • MyFootDiabetes, an application aimed to be used by persons with diabetes for self-screening of the foot. www.myfootdiabetes.se
  • Hoj17/Bike4DIab, en cykeltur för bättre fothälsa, diabetes/a biking tour for better foot health in diabetes, www.hoj17.se. The project was organized by Göteborgs Diabetes Association. The tour was 2 500 km long and lasted for 90 days. During the tour 13 meetings and 4 mini seminars were held. Twenty articles in newspapers were published. Four interviews in local radio was sent. TV4 highlighted the project to minimize amputations rate in patients with diabetes (http://www.tv4.se/nyheterna/klipp/ny-forskning-kan-leda-till-f%C3%A4rre…, downloaded 20171006).
  • Health politics. I am engaged in several projects to promote good foot health. The work is done in collaboration with the diabetes associations. I hold speeches and workshops with the main theme “sustainable foot health in diabetes- prevention and care”.

Researchers in our projects:

Roy Tranberg • Roland Zügner • Sigrid Simonsson • Åsa Edlund • John Alnemo • Leif Sundberg • Jon Karlsson • Johan Kärrholm • Stefan Hellstrand • Gustav Jarl • Frida Smith • Ulla Karilampi • Andreas Gremyr

Fundings

Adlerbertska forskningsstiftelsen • Capio Forskningsstiftelse • Diabetesfonden • Familjen Jacobssons stiftelse • FRF-Stiftelsen Fonden för Rehabilitering och medicinsk forskning Insamlingsstiftelse • Greta och Einar Askers Stiftelse • Göteborgs Diabetesförening: Inger Hultman med fleras fond och Utvecklingsfonden • Hans Dahlbergs fond för stiftelse för miljö och hälsa • Innovationsfonden, Västragötalandsregionen 2017- 2020 • Lokala och Regionala FOU medel VGR • Skobranschens utvecklingsfond • Stiftelsen Felix Neubergh • Stiftelsen Gunnar Holmgrens Minne • Stiftelsen, IngaBritt & Arne Lundbergs Forskningsstiftelse • Stiftelsen Promobilia • Sahlgrenska Akademins forskningsfond • Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhusets stiftelser och gåvor • Sveriges Ortopedingenjörers Förening • Sveriges Ortopedskotekniska Sällskap • VINNOVA 2016