Latest News

Keep up to date with the latest information, news and activity surrounding diabetic foot disease.

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Facebook

Looking to close out the year with a FREE education event in Brisbane?

Join experienced Private Pedorthist and Southern Cross University Student Clinic Supervisor in Pedorthics, Ernie Tye next Monday 03DEC for an evening discussion regarding the guidelines and the role of footwear in managing and offloading the at risk foot.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/free_cpd_update_flyer_brisbane__03DEC.pdf

Click on the above link for more info and to register. Places are limited so get in quick! Call 07 33912066 or email [email protected]
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

After something festive and foot related to decorate the office with? We've combined all the helpful information from World Diabetes Day into one handy info sheet. So just click on the following link to access the PDF, add some leftover tinsel and you're good to go!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/Diabetic-Foot-Australia-Would-you-recognise-your...

#WDD2018 #mydiabetesfamily #4400reasons #letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations

Australian Podiatry Association Australian Podiatry Association - NSW & ACT Office Australian Podiatry Associations SA WA TAS Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Can you believe it's been over a year since the 2017 gigantic flaming cheese tower? Time flies when you're busy planning something to top that! So "Save the Date" because we're gearing up to launch the DFA 2019 Conference on 08-10 September 2019.

With the glorious Brisvegas cityscape as the backdrop, we’ll once again be bringing some of the globe’s most renowned researchers and clinicians in the field of diabetes and diabetic foot disease to sunny Queensland. So stay tuned for the official launch, because we're building a conference that will knock your seamless socks off in 2019.

Looking for the World Diabetes Day infographics we used today to download? Head over our website homepage where you can access them all. www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/

#WDD2018 #mydiabetesfamily #4400reasons #letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations

Australian Podiatry Association Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc Australian Podiatry Associations SA WA TAS Australian Podiatry Association - NSW & ACT Office Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Regional Wounds Victoria Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons Australian College of Nurse Practitioners Australian College of Nursing
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

The silly season has hit! But let's not mention how many weeks it is until Christmas, we can all happily live in that land of denial. What we don't want is for people living with or at-risk of diabetic foot disease to take the same 'head in the sand' approach. So for World Diabetes Day, we're giving families festive hints and everyday information to help spread awareness of diabetic foot disease. And there's a valid argument that it can't be considered nagging if you help avoid a nasty foot complication developing. Click below to read even more on our World Diabetes Day web page.

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2018/

#WDD2018 #mydiabetesfamily #4400reasons #letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations

Diabetes Australia Wounds Australia Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc Australian Podiatry Association Australian Podiatry Associations SA WA TAS Australian Podiatry Association - NSW & ACT Office Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wound Innovations Regional Wounds Victoria Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons Australian College of Nursing
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Let's be honest, touching your toes was a lot easier in primary school. And as we age, reaching all the way down to your feet can seem as difficult as learning a second language. So help out your family member with diabetes at home. A daily foot check can be done on the couch, even with the cricket playing on the TV. So before giving your nearest and dearest that subtle head tilt to ‘please remove your feet from the coffee table’, take a moment to check their foot health first. Check out out patient web page for even more info and make sure to print out our handy 'Daily Foot Care Checklist' and stick it on the fridge for an easy reminder. www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/for-patients/#caring-feet

#WDD2018 #mydiabetesfamily #4400reasons #letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations

Australian Podiatry Association Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc Australian Podiatry Associations SA WA TAS Australian Podiatry Association - NSW & ACT Office Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wound Innovations Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons Regional Wounds Victoria
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Twitter

interested in latest research