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

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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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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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!

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

#letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations Australian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Diabetes Society Diabetes Australia Diabetes WA Diabetes Queensland Diabetes NSW & ACT Diabetes Victoria National Association of Diabetes Centres Australian Diabetes Educators Association Wounds Australia Regional Wounds Victoria
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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!

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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.

And click below to learn more about National Diabetes Week 2020!

#headsupdiabetes #NDW2020 #letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations #COVID19 Australian Podiatry Association Australian Diabetes Society Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Regional Wounds Victoria Wounds Australia
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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.

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