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An Innovative prograM to Prevent diAbetes-related foot ComplicaTions (IMPACT)

Aug 3, 2020

The vascular disease research team at James Cook University, led by Professor Jon Golledge, is conducting a survey to investigate health professionals experiences in managing patients with diabetic foot disease and related complications.  This survey intends to gather information from a broad range of health professionals to contribute to the development of a remote management…

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Expression of Interest: Seeking new DFA steering committee member

Jun 26, 2020

DFA is now seeking an additional steering member and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in infectious diseases to join the team. Diabetic Foot Australia (DFA) was established in 2015 with the vision to end avoidable amputations within a generation in Australia with our primary objectives to: Optimise national diabetes-related foot disease evidence…

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Seeking consumer input for the National Clinical Guidelines project

May 7, 2020

Did you also know that diabetes-related foot ulcers are reported as the leading cause of amputation in Australia? But did you also know that 80% of diabetes-related amputations could be prevented by following best evidence-based treatments. Here at DFA, one of the ways we’re tackling that statistic is by developing new national diabetes-related foot disease…

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Seeking Consumer input for National Research Agenda project

May 7, 2020

Did you know that every two hours someone in Australia will undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes-related foot disease? Did you also know that diabetes-related foot disease receives less than 0.2% of the total diabetes research funded in Australia? For a little known disease, the statistics are confronting. But it does make you…

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Expression of Interest: Seeking DFA Steering Committee Member

Apr 21, 2020

DFA is now seeking an additional steering member and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in the following discipline: Surgery to join the team. Diabetic Foot Australia (DFA) was established in 2015 with the vision to end avoidable amputations within a generation in Australia with our primary objectives to: Optimise national diabetes-related foot…

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Helpful COVID-19 links for multi-disciplinary diabetes and foot health care professionals

Mar 20, 2020

There’s no doubt that the last few weeks have changed how we’ll all go about our daily lives in 2020. And for our Australian diabetes foot community – those living with diabetes-related foot disease and our healthcare professionals and researchers working to support them – questions and new information is released each week as we…

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Join the “diabetic foot PhD rush” in Bendigo Victoria

Dec 2, 2019

The Holsworth Research initiative (HRI) run from the La Trobe Rural Health School, Bendigo, Victoria has just advertised x6 potential full-time PhD scholarships commencing in 2020. One of them is a high-risk foot scholarship and the benefits include a 3.5 year scholarship with a value of $28,092 per annum. Bendigo was established as one of…

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UHEAL Research Group: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Survey

Sep 17, 2019

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. In a recent systematic review…

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1.3 million funding boost for feet

Jul 18, 2019

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 within a generation. So as…

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Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

Jun 13, 2019

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 Foot (ISDF) just last month.…

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This National Amputee Awareness Week, 4 – 11 October 2020, is a chance to ‘Shine a Light’ on the number of people in Australia with limb loss and remind all amputees that they are not alone. This is a week dedicated to celebrating Australians living with limb loss, raising awareness of this lifelong disability, reducing the stigma that amputees can face, and sharing limb loss prevention information.

During National Amputee Awareness Week October significant buildings, venues and landmarks across Australia will be lit up green to ‘put a spotlight’ on amputation and limb loss and you can learn more at www.limbs4life.org.au/news-events/events/shining-a-light-on-australian-amputees#GetYourRibbonOn people for National #Amputee Awareness Week #NAAW20
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Have you submitted your 'big foot' questions yet?

The Round One Survey closes tomorrow 09SEP! And we'd like to find out what 'big foot' questions you'd like to see answered by research.

It only takes a few minutes to take part and have a valued say in the future direction of diabetes-related foot disease research in Australia - so click on the link to learn more!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/australian-research-agenda/

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Did you know that in Australia, a whopping $4 million is spent each and every day managing diabetes-related foot disease? But did you also know that currently, diabetes-related foot disease receives less than 0.2% of Australian diabetes research funding?

This is where we need your help. We've launched a national survey to find out the 'big foot' questions that should be answered by research. www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/australian-research-agenda/

The Round One Survey is now open and we'd like to find out your 'big foot' questions based on your own experiences. All questions are important, no questions are wrong, and questions can be as simple or complex as you'd like. And could include topics from living with diabetes-related foot disease, assessment, diagnosis, to treatment of diabetes-related foot disease - it's completely up to you.

So grab yourself a cuppa, and take a few minutes to have your valuable say in the August online survey. So we can build the national top ten research priorities for the "Australian Research Agenda for diabetes-related foot health and disease". And also work towards improving that 0.2% funding diabetes-related foot disease currently receives.

To learn more & to join the survey - click on the link! www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/australian-research-agenda/

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