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Pathway to ending avoidable diabetes-related amputations in Australia

Oct 1, 2018

A PERSPECTIVE published today by the Medical Journal of Australia, tackles Australia’s least known major health problem – diabetic foot disease.   It is Australia’s leading cause of amputation, and we have the second highest diabetes-related amputation rate among OECD countries, with the authors, led by Dr Peter Lazzarini, co-Chair of Diabetic Foot Australia, saying…

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National Amputee Awareness Week is fast approaching

Aug 27, 2018

The Limbs4Life team would like to invite you and your team to take part in this year’s campaign by encouraging everyone to wear a ribbon and show support for amputees during Awareness Week 4 – 11 October! To support this campaign Limbs 4 Life has ribbons, flyers and posters, to promote the event. Set up an awareness board in your…

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Queensland Government invests $17.5 million in extra diabetic foot disease services

Aug 17, 2018

Queenslanders with diabetes who have high risk foot concerns will receive treatment earlier, thanks to a $17.5 million state-wide funding boost. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the funding would increase service availability across Queensland, over the next four years, to reduce hospitalisations and amputations. “High Risk Foot Clinics work with patients…

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South West Sydney group announces $2.25 million grant to tackle diabetic foot disease

Aug 6, 2018

South Western Sydney Local Health District recently announced the awarding of a $2.25 million grant for the creation of the South West Sydney Limb Preservation and Wound Research Academic Unit to investigate diabetic foot wounds. Dr Matthew Malone, the Director of Research for the Unit, said, “We are incredibly excited to receive the honour of…

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Diabetic foot disease is a top 10 cause of global disability

Jul 9, 2018

A new commentary paper published in Diabetic Medicine has reported diabetic foot disease to be one of the leading causes of disability across the world. The paper – authored by DFA’s Dr Pete Lazzarini and A/Prof Jaap van Netten and DFA’s friends A/Prof Rosana Pacella and Prof David Armstrong – has already received media attention…

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Introducing the Australian Research Repository

Jun 29, 2018

Looking for a central location focused on Australian research on diabetic foot disease? New research from around the globe is published on almost a daily basis, and here at DFA, we’ve created the Australian Research Repository to showcase published Australian research on diabetic foot disease. This free digital repository includes entries reviewed by the DFA team…

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We’ve been busy building a new interactive website

Jun 19, 2018

Did you know that in the last two years, we’ve posted over 80 latest research summaries, hosted nine educational events including the 2017 conference, developed the “Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022” and published the 2018 Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes? You could say we’ve been busy. And it doesn’t stop there.…

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Diabetic Foot Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

Jun 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetic Foot Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetic…

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Diabetic Foot Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

Jun 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetic Foot Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetic…

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PoDFEd: Podiatrists and Diabetes Foot care Education Survey

May 17, 2018

Are you a podiatrist working in Australia? As part of a Monash University research project, a short 15 minute survey on the content and method of diabetes related education podiatrist provided by a broad cross-section of podiatrists practicing in this area has been developed. This research aims to determine what diabetes related education is being…

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Did you know our abstract sessions were voted one of the top highlights from the 2017 Diabetic Foot Australia Conference?

Abstract submissions are now OPEN for the DFA 2019 Conference and we're looking for researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetic foot disease to submit an abstract. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation during one of the four abstract sessions across the two day conference.

For more info and to download the Abstract form click
www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/#abstracts

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Wounds Australia Australian Podiatry Association Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc Australian Podiatry Association - NSW & ACT Office Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons Wound Innovations Podiatry Western Australia Regional Wounds Victoria Diabetes Queensland
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Finally, new data on diabetic foot mortality in Australia. Two Darwin articles show main risk factors for mortality in diabetic foot patients are kidney disease and older age:

Mortality in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: tinyurl.com/y4apmcow

Risk factors for mortality in patients with diabetic foot infections: tinyurl.com/y4bsumr7
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2 weeks ago

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DFCON18 have released all presentations from their 2018 conference free to download and share! Looking to lock in your 2019 conference? DFA are bringing the 'Olympics of DFD down under' to Brisbane 08-10 September. Early Bird tickets available now!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/#DFCon18 Presentations are posted here. Free to Download. Please distribute, pay it forward and #ActAgainstAmputation #ToeFlowandGo | DF Blog #DiabeticFoot bit.ly/2Rhgwue
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1 month ago

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Happy New Year from the DFA team! Don't even think about how much sugar you've consumed in the last week because that all happened in 2018. And for those who like to start off the year with a resolution... we'll just leave this here...
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