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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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So...what questions about diabetes-related foot health and disease would you most like to see answered by research?

Diabetic Foot Australia, in partnership with La Trobe University have launched a survey which aims to gather and refine unanswered research questions about diabetes-related foot disease and foot health to develop the top ten national research priorities in Australia.

But to build it, we need your valuable thoughts and ideas. So take a few minutes to think about the impact diabetes-related foot disease has in your personal and/or your professional life. What are your experiences? What do you think future research in Australia should focus on? Where do you think the gaps are? Wouldn't it be cool if...and then click on the link below to learn more and join the survey!

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

Round One is now open and we'd love to hear your valuable thoughts and ideas.

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The Vascular research team at James Cook University, is conducting a survey to investigate health professionals experiences in managing patients with diabetic foot disease, contributing to a study to develop a remote management program. This study is open until the 30th August 2020 - so make sure to get in quick!

To learn more and to be involved in the study click on the below links!
www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/an-innovative-program-to-prevent-diabetes-related-foot-complication...
bit.ly/SpIMPACT.

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National Diabetes Week 2020 is all about taking care of your mental and emotional health. And a recent survey by Diabetes Australia found that over 66% of survey participants were most worried about developing diabetes-related complications.

The good news is you can introduce some daily ‘foot steps’ to get to know your feet and also what to look out for.
www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/national-diabetes-week-2020/

And click below to learn more about National Diabetes Week 2020!
headsupdiabetes.com.au/

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Timeline PhotosThe Australian Diabetes Society and National Diabetes Services Scheme NDSS would like to invite you tomorrow at 7:00pm AEST and join A/Prof Roger Chen as he discusses "Diabetes and Mental Illness".

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2020 is certainly throwing quite a few curve balls with not only how to manage diabetes, but also how we all go about our daily lives. So, it makes this 'National Diabetes Week' even more important as we focus on diabetes and your mental and emotional health.

And while we all have that little bit more time at home, we thought it would be a nice mental health break to remember the simple and practical things you can do to help take care of your valuable feet.

So how well are you taking care of yourself? From your head to your feet! Make yourself a cuppa and click on the link to learn more.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/national-diabetes-week-2020/

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