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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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The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

Jun 6, 2019

The new IWGDF global diabetic foot disease guidelines were officially launched at the International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot last week in the Netherlands. These guidelines have been the gold standard diabetic foot guidelines for over 20 years, are updated every 4 years, and this time used 10 systematic reviews and 49 global experts to…

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DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

Apr 30, 2019

DFA 2019 is shaping up to be a spectacular conference with a location, and now a hotel to match! The stunning Art Series ‘Fantauzzo’ hotel has now opened onsite at Howard Smith Wharves and we have a special DFA Conference rate available. Taking inspiration from its namesake, acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, (also husband to…

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Don't miss the opportunity to watch the next episode of Foot Forward Wednesday Webinar as Margaret Ryan talks about Providing Effective Foot Care Education on Wednesday at 12:30. Register here for Free: nadc.net.au/wednesday-webinars-20may/ ... See MoreSee Less

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We've been busy creating the 'Australian Clinical DFD Guide for using Telehealth'. To help our Aussie clinicians with steps to prepare, conduct and document a telehealth consultation for people with diabetes-related foot disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. So check it out on the below link and to download the quick guide PDF!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/dfd-and-covid19/#telehealth-guide

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Did you 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 guidelines that reflect the most up-to-date evidence to guide standards of health care provision in Australia. We’re also developing a clinical toolkit with diabetes-related foot recommendation fact sheets and easy-to-use clinical pathways. But to help us achieve this, we need your valuable thoughts and experience.

We're looking for a passionate consumer representative who lives with diabetes, and want to help make a difference by sharing their personal experience and expertise with diabetes-related foot disease and foot health. Sound interesting to you...or someone you know? Click on the link below to learn more! Applications close on Tuesday 19th May and we'd love to hear from you.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/DFA-Clinical-Pathways-Consumer-EOI-Online.pdf

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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?

Here at DFA, one of the ways we’re tackling this problem is to focus on the important role research plays. And how we can improve future national research opportunities by building the “Australian Research Agenda for diabetes-related foot disease”. But to build it, we need your valuable thoughts and ideas.

We're looking for two passionate consumer representatives who live with diabetes, who want to help make a difference by sharing their personal experience and expertise with diabetes-related foot disease and foot health. Sound interesting to you...or someone you know? Click on the link below to learn more! Applications close on Tuesday 19th May and we'd love to hear from you.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/DFA-Research-Agenda-Consumer-EOI-Online.pdf

#letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations Diabetes Australia Diabetes WA Diabetes Queensland Diabetes NSW & ACT Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Society Australian Podiatry Association Regional Wounds Victoria Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group
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That's right! The IWGDF network of global experts have been busy answering questions and the IWGDF DFD & COVID webpage now includes even more content on classification, PPE & even info on those ischemic or necrotic looking lesions that keep popping up in the news feeds. And don't forgot - you also have the opportunity to ask the experts a question - it's as simple as clicking on a link! iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/

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