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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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Australia’s diabetic foot expertise recognised by peak global body

Mar 23, 2018

The 46 global experts invited to write the 2019 international diabetic foot guidelines have just been announced, and this time four Australians are amongst them. With only one Australian previously invited onto the last 2015 international guidelines, this announcement recognises that Australia is fast becoming a leading global nation when it comes to expertise in…

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What's New in DFU program released – Final Registrations close Friday

Feb 9, 2018

FINAL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY! BRISBANE –  TUESDAY 20TH FEB – 6PM TO 9:30PM  Join us as special international speaker Professor Keith Harding (UK) discusses “New horizons in the management of diabetic foot disease” Participate in the workshop session with Keith, Bill and Pete “Case Studies: Approaching difficult cases” Be there as Dr Pete Lazzarini launches the “2018…

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Got a burning DFD/COVID19 question you'd like to ask? Well...we've got some good news! You can now submit a DFD question to the IWGDF global network of DFD experts.

So check out the webpage below which has not only been updated with new information from the experts on Wound Healing Interventions - but also has 'Ask a Expert' buttons to use to submit a question for review!
iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/

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D-Foot International is hosting free webinars in the 'DFoot Lockdown Academy'. With lectures from experts around the world focusing on different topics related to diabetic foot: infection, vascular disease, Charcot foot, local wound care, etc of up to 20 minutes - click on the link below to learn more & to register!

d-foot.org/resources/resources/d-foot-lockdown-academy

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We are all aware that we can help our nation(s) during this Corona-crisis by keeping our DFD patients free from hospital so there are more hospital beds for COVID patients. But, how can we provide the quality DFD care to do this with dwindling physical resources you ask?

This is the most common question we get here at DFA. But this and many more questions are not just being asked here in Australia, but in pretty much every country on earth right now!

So, we’ve teamed up with IWGDF and DFoot International to launch the IWGDF COVID and DFD webpage.
iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/

The purpose of the page is to try and give you practical answers from global DFD experts to help you do the best you can for your DFD patients during this crisis, plus, allow you to ask your questions too.

And the first answers from their global DFD experts – the same experts that wrote the IWGDF guidelines - on how we can practically provide good quality DFD care and more in these trying times are up now.

We all hope this webpage helps you act locally, so together we can help achieve our global goal of keeping as many of our patients free from hospital. Stay tuned for more on this page. iwgdfguidelines.org/covid-19/ . And also check out the DFA COVID19 page for more information & resources as well.
www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/dfd-and-covid19/

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What’s going on??? Wasn’t it yesterday we were all at NYE parties enjoying a glass or two saying how amazing 2020 was going to be?! Yet suddenly, our 2020 focus has dramatically shifted to “flattening the curve” and finding beds, beds and more beds to manage the CORONA crisis for all of us.

But, where does DFD fit in this CORONA crisis? Simply, the state-of-play seems to be:
1. Health systems need more hospital beds for CORONA patients
2. A leading cause of occupying hospital beds is DFD patients
3. Practicing evidence-based care keeps more DFD patients free from hospital beds

So, its simple right? We do our jobs, we keep our DFD patients out of hospital, more beds for CORONA! Well, sort of, but with a catch! We need to do our jobs well, in a crisis, with less physical resources! But how on earth do we do that?

The good news is we’re all focused on finding out and fast! That’s right all of us, not just a podiatrist in Perth, a vascular surgeon in Venice or an endocrinologist in Edinburgh, but the entire global DFD community is right now focusing on that question! The bad news is no one exactly knows how yet!

So, with that in mind, we at DFA are teaming up with IWGDF and others to ask the world’s best DFD experts: what they think? what they are doing? And what other global DFD answers maybe aFoot that could help bring you a step closer to addressing your local DFD service challenges in this CORONA crisis.

And yes, like everyone we are putting all this on a central website(s). And yes, like everything this virtual solution won’t be perfect, may be clunky and mightn’t answer all your questions. But, as global DFD guru Professor David G Armstrong once said “foot teams are like pizza, even when they aren’t good they are still kind of OK”. And in this time of crisis we think we’d all take a little pizza and it will be kind of OK every day of the week.

So let’s be a virtual global foot team, and help each other to do the best we can, with what we have, because there has never been a year where we can truly make a bigger global difference than 2020!

And with that, take a sneak peek at what we have aFoot on our webpage which already contains some potential answers which might help solve your local DFD challenge in this global CORONA crisis.
www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/dfd-and-covid19/

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