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Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

Mar 4, 2019

Did you know that our 2017 DFA conference abstract sessions where voted one of the top conference highlights? Researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetic foot disease are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2019 Diabetic Foot Australia Conference. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation…

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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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Nearly half of Aussies that are at risk of foot ulcers have been found to wear inadequate outdoor footwear to prevent foot ulcers.

This study led by Dr Alex Barwick from Southern Cross University and Dr Pete Lazzarini from QUT found 49% of people with diabetes and 43% with peripheral neuropathy mostly wore outdoor footwear in the past year that did not meet DFA Footwear guideline recommendations for DFU prevention. They also found that women were 3-4 fold more likely to wear inappropriate footwear. They recommend much more work needs to be done to increase the uptake of wearing appropriate footwear to prevent foot ulceration in these populations. Read more here: tinyurl.com/y38nmjhl

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A new systematic review has found multiple studies have implemented indigenous diabetic foot health programs, but very few have evaluated their clinical outcomes. Prof Viv Chuter’s busy team reviewed 13 studies: 5 implementing podiatry services and 8 education programs. Only one reported clinical outcomes, finding high patient adherence to podiatry consults. Most studies used materials from Jason Warnock’s well-respected Indigenous Diabetic Foot Program. They recommend urgent studies are needed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of indigenous diabetic foot health programs. The good news is they identify at least 2 new studies doing just that coming soon!
You can read more here: tinyurl.com/y2vqdadz

More good news is if you want to know “how we should engage our indigenous patients in diabetic foot care?” then A/Professor James Charles will be presenting on this and much, much more at: www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/

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This is it! DFA Conference Early Bird/Bunny is closing for good this Sunday. Awesome location - check. Fantastic speakers - check. Interactive program - check. Relaxed social events - check it all out below.
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DFA2019 Conference Early Bird rates have just been extended for 2 weeks only! So get in before midnight 14APR to save!

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