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What's your family's risk of a foot ulcer?

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Ending avoidable Amputations within a generation

For Patients
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PATIENTS

Empowering patients, their carers and families with knowledge and pathways to healing.

For Health Professionals
FOR HEALTH
PROFESSIONALS

Supporting health professionals to improve clinical and quality of life outcomes for people with diabetic foot disease.

For Reearchers
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RESEARCHERS

Providing leading diabetic foot researchers with infrastructure and support to accelerate high quality clinical research in Australia.

For Industry
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INDUSTRY

Linking Australian industry with multidisciplinary key opinion leaders and maintaining visibility of the growing national problem of diabetic foot disease.

On any given day in Australia

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people are at-risk of developing diabetic foot disease

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How we are helping

conferences events

We bring together some of the globe’s most renowned researchers and clinicians in the fields of diabetes and diabetic foot disease to cover the latest research, from bench-top to bedside. From our conference to our 'What's New in DFU' events, we focus on the latest research, evidence-based practice and new technologies.

footwear guideliness

Published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, the 2018 Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes contains 10 key recommendations to guide health professionals in selecting the most appropriate footwear to meet the specific foot risk needs of an individual with diabetes.

latestresearch

New research on diabetic foot disease is published on an almost daily basis. Each month we release latest news and research to provide practical clinical summaries of the latest evidence on how to assess particular conditions according to the world’s leading authorities.

Strategy Header 1

The “Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022” is the first step towards ending avoidable generations within a generation. This strategy was written by Diabetic Foot Australia with input from various national and state peak bodies, interdisciplinary foot disease services and individual experts from the Australian DFD community.

research repositpry

Diabetic Foot Australia has established the Australian Research Repository to showcase published Australian research on diabetic foot disease. Each entry in the repository must focus on diabetic foot disease, be peer reviewed and have one author with an Australian affiliation.

Dailyfootcare checklist

For people with diabetes, feet are often over-looked as the management of other aspects of diabetes takes higher priority. With over 50,000 Australians living with diabetic foot disease every day, Diabetic Foot Australia has developed the handy Daily Foot Checklist for people with diabetes to incorporate into their daily lives.

What's on

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Australia

PERTH

                       14 DECEMBER 2019
HIGH RISK FOOT SYMPOSIUM

This event brings together international, national and local experts to share their knowledge on the high risk foot and the multidisciplinary approach required to provide patients with the best possible care. Featuring: Professor David Armstrong (University of Southern California), Professor Fiona Wood (Fiona Stanley Hospital, WA) and Professor Stephen Twigg (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW).

NOOSA

                       20-21 MARCH 2020
APA QLD STATE CONFERENCE

Australian Podiatry Association: QLD State Conference. Keeping pace with rapid change. Two days of learning, take-home knowledge, workshops, presentations, trades, inspiring guest speakers and more in one of Queensland's most idyllic locations. Featuring Dr Louise Schaper, Dr Tim Gabbett, Dr Peta Tehan, Dr Nick Brown - plus many more outstanding professionals to network with and learn from!

BRISBANE

                       26-28 AUGUST 2020
ADC 2020

The Australasian Diabetes Congress (ADC) will bring together national and international experts to promote the exchange of the latest clinical practices and cutting edge research in diabetes. State-of-the-Art lectures, free communication sessions and clinical and scientific educational symposia, will all be appreciated by the 2020 attendees. This innovative program will be held the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

NATIONAL

                        ONGOING
UHEAL RESEARCH SURVEY

The UHEAL Research Group: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Survey has been developed by Co-Investigators, Professor Jonathan Golledge and Dr Malindu Fernando on behalf of the UHEAL research group at James Cook University, Townsville Australia. They are conducting this survey using SurveyMonkey and are interested in your feedback regarding hyperbaric oxygen therapy for lower limb wounds. 

Latest News

UHEAL Research Group: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Survey

This survey developed by Co-Investigators, Professor Jonathan Golledge and Dr Malindu Fernando on behalf of the UHEAL research group at James Cook University, Townsville Australia are interested in your feedback regarding hyperbaric oxygen therapy for lower limb wounds. DETAILS: The benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds is controversial. ...
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1.3 million funding boost for feet

The Coalition government has announced it will give a $1.3 million funding boost for the development of a 'Foot Forward' program. This program aims to help diabetics identify feet problems caused by diabetic foot disease. This promising news is a much needed step in the direction of ending avoidable amputations ...
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Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

Australia tied for equal 5th with Sweden on the final medal count of the ‘Olympics of the Diabetic Foot’ held in the Netherlands last month. What the? Well, let us rephrase that, Australia presented the equal 5th highest number of scientific presentations at the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic ...
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The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

The new IWGDF global diabetic foot disease guidelines were officially launched at the International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot last week in the Netherlands. These guidelines have been the gold standard diabetic foot guidelines for over 20 years, are updated every 4 years, and this time used 10 systematic reviews ...
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DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

DFA 2019 is shaping up to be a spectacular conference with a location, and now a hotel to match! The stunning Art Series 'Fantauzzo' hotel has now opened onsite at Howard Smith Wharves and we have a special DFA Conference rate available. Taking inspiration from its namesake, acclaimed Australian painter ...
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Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

Did you know that our 2017 DFA conference abstract sessions where voted one of the top conference highlights? Researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetic foot disease are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2019 Diabetic Foot Australia Conference. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity ...
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Latest Research

Calf stretching alone does not reduce plantar pressures

A very nice new Australian study has reported that calf muscle stretching alone in people with diabetes does not increase their ankle range of motion nor reduce their forefoot plantar pressures. This RCT - led by Dr Angela Searle and Prof Viv Chuter from the University of Newcastle – randomised ...
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Optimal blood test values for diagnosing osteomyelitis

A new study published by one of our much loved DFA 2019 International Speakers – global diabetic foot infection guru and foot cake surgeon extraordinaire, Professor Larry Lavery – has just reported the optimal blood test values for diagnosing diabetic foot osteomyelitis. The study by Prof Lavery’s group in the ...
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Is health literacy linked with diabetic foot outcomes?

Results of a systematic review on health literacy in people with diabetic foot disease has recently been presented in the prestigious Diabetic Medicine journal and at the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot held at The Hague in May this year. This large review investigated the association between health literacy ...
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What factors influence adults with diabetes to adopt smart shoe insole technology?

New Aussie Research on smart insole technology coming to DFA 2019 Our patients’ attitudes and beliefs about how effective smart insole technology will be used to prevent foot ulcers predicted their intention to use such technology. This fascinating study - led by Dr Emma Macdonald and Dr Byron Perrin from ...
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New Patient Adherence Research coming to DFA 2019

A new study has found some interesting reasons why our patient’s with diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are adherent or non-adherent to their DFU self-care at home. The study – led by DFA 2019 Keynote Speaker A/Prof Jaap van Netten  – extensively interviewed a selection of 11 Aussie patients with DFU ...
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New Infection Research coming to DFA 2019

A new study published in the leading infectious diseases journal has suggested we need to revise the international (IDSA/IWGDF) diabetic foot infection (DFI) classification system to include osteomyelitis. The study – led by DFA 2019 Keynote Speaker Professor Larry Lavery – investigated the outcomes of 294 patients with moderate or ...
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New acronym to help guide foot ulcer treatment

A new paper has just published a simple acronym – MADADORE – to try and help busy clinicians remember what they need to do to treat diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). The acronym was designed by Australian and Dutch researchers – Drs Peter Lazzarini, Mal Fernando and Jaap van Netten - ...
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The future of offloading published?

A new publication on plantar tissue stress received wide acclaim at this year’s 8th International Diabetic Foot Symposium with many suggesting it may shape the future of diabetic foot offloading treatments. The paper was authored by several leading offloading experts from the US (Crews & Najafi), Netherlands (van Netten & ...
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New global offloading treatment pathway published

A new offloading treatment pathway has just been published with the new IWGDF offloading guidelines. And we dare say this may become your official ‘offloading cheat sheet’ for diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). The new global IWGDF offloading guideline covers 36 pages of everything known to (wo)man on offloading treatments for ...
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New Global Guidelines on Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischaemia are also here!

The new Global Vascular Guideline (GVG) on chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) has just been released hot on the heels of the new IWGDF guideline chapter on peripheral artery disease (PAD). What’s Chronic limb-threatening ischaemia (CLTI)? In case you were wondering CLTI is a severe form of PAD. However, it is ...
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Does someone in your family have foot risk factors of poor foot feeling (peripheral neuropathy) or poor foot circulation (peripheral artery disease), the good news is there are simple ways to help them with their feet at home. Click on the link below for a handy PDF you can print off and stick on the fridge at home!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/Helping-a-family-member-at-home.pdf

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The important question this World Diabetes Day is...do you know if you are one 300,000 Aussie families at risk of a foot ulcer or amputation? Don't know the answer? Then book in for a foot risk assessment with your GP or podiatrist to find out today! It’s quick, easy and painless, and could make all the difference for the sake of yours or a family member’s feet.

And you can learn even more at www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2019/

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This year’s World Diabetes Day is all about the important role family plays in caring for those living with diabetes. Knowing and caring for your feet is an important part of managing diabetes but can be easily overlooked until a foot ulcer presents. The good news is with annual foot assessments and some simple self-care many people with diabetes will never get foot ulcers and their more serious complications, such as infections and amputations. And in even better news, your family can also play a role in helping take care of your feet. So for the sake of your feet - click below to learn more!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2019/

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A very nice new Australian study led by Dr Angela Searle and Prof Viv Chuter from the University of Newcastle has reported that calf muscle stretching alone in people with diabetes does not increase their ankle range of motion nor reduce their forefoot plantar pressures. Click below to read more!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/research-article/calf-stretching-does-not-reduce-plantar-pressures/

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Timeline PhotosOur next event in WA brings together international, national and local experts to share their #knowledge on high risk foot and the multidisciplinary approach required to provide the best possible #care.

Join us for the High Risk Foot Symposium on 14 December 2019 in Perth. The event features presentations by Professor David Armstrong, Professor Fiona Wood and Professor Stephen Twigg.

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