Latest Research

New research on diabetic foot disease is published on an almost daily basis. Keeping track of what is out there and finding the time to read seems a near impossible job at times. DFA aims to provide diabetic foot researchers with the infrastructure to accelerate high quality research, and to support health professionals to improve clinical outcomes. DFA will therefore provide you here with updates on the latest research on a regular basis.

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  Non-removable knee-high offloading devices are the globally-recognised gold standard treatment to most effectively heal plantar diabetic foot ulcers. This is because they have been found to be the most effective in reducing plantar pressure and daily activity on the…

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  A new study has found that patients with diabetic foot disease have the highest number of doctor visits, longest doctor visits, highest number of referrals to other doctors and highest risk of hospitalization than all other common diseases studied….

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  So far in our “Guides You Through” series, we’ve discussed the estimates behind the current burden of DFD, and the forecasted savings if evidence-based DFD care was implemented across Australia.  Now third in the series, we’re “Guiding You Through” the…

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  An important new study investigating the validity and reliability of using mobile phone images to diagnose diabetic foot ulcer characteristics has recently been published in the journal Scientific Reports. Mobile phone images are used for pretty much everything these…

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  As we discussed in the previous “DFA Guides You Through”, a robust estimation of the full burden of a disease is the backbone behind any good health campaign. We therefore discussed all statistics and estimates behind the current burden…

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A new commentary published in the prestigious Lancet journal by global diabetic foot expert William Jeffcoate and colleagues clearly underlines the critical impact that a region’s diabetic foot services can have on their hospitalisation and amputation rates. The commentary paper…

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  A new paper from DFA’s Pete Lazzarini and colleagues has completed the trilogy of papers from the Foot Disease in Inpatients Study investigating the burden of foot disease in inpatient populations. This new Journal of Diabetes Research paper reports…

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The backbone behind any campaign is an estimated burden of the current situation. Only when you know the size of a problem, can you adequately discuss ways to solve the problem. Together with the Australian diabetic foot community, we at…

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