Diabetic Foot Australia (DFA) has been established to help reduce the incidence and impact of foot disease on the lives of Australians living with Diabetes.
We have engaged with multiple partner organisations across Australia to create a national body for people suffering diabetic foot disease. Read more about how diabetes affects the feet here.
A multidisciplinary approach to the Diabetic Foot patient is critical to delivery of a gold standard of treatment. We advocate a coordinated approach by Health Professionals, Researchers, Government & Industry as critical to achieving our vision of ending avoidable amputations in a generation.
DFA operate as an independent organisation, co-located with the Wound Management Innovation CRC. See our expert team here.
Our focus is divided into four key stakeholder groups: Patients, Researchers, Health Professionals and Industry.
It is the tailored support of these groups that will ensue that DFA achieves it’s key objectives.
DFA’s primary objectives are to:
- Optimise national DFU evidence-based clinical practice,
- Stimulate national DFU clinical research,
- Reduce Australia’s national diabetes amputation rate, and,
- Empower Australia to become a leading nation in DFU management