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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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What's New in DFU with Professor Keith Harding – tickets now on sale!

Jan 10, 2018

Get ready to start 2018 with a DFU educational bang!  Following the successful 2016 & 2017 “What’s New in DFU” event series and our 2-day 2017 Conference, Diabetic Foot Australia invites you to this premier event to learn about the latest research, evidence-based practice and new technologies featuring special international guest Professor Keith Harding. Learn…

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The Twelve Weeks of Christmas Healing Down Under

Dec 20, 2017

Well ladies and gentleman, what a year it’s been for our Australian diabetic foot community. This year has been one of the biggest and best this nation has ever seen when it comes to diabetic foot disease. It’s seen the biggest diabetic foot conference ever held in the Southern Hemisphere on the sunny Gold Coast,…

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WHIA’s 12 Days of Christmas – 12 days of exclusive offers

Dec 1, 2017

What better time is there to give than at Christmas time? This December, our partners at Wound Healing Institute Australia are spreading the festive cheer by providing you with 12 offers all the way up to Christmas Day….WHIA’s 12 days of Christmas! Not only that – they are holding a special Christmas Day prize draw…

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World Diabetes Day 2017 – Special Education Offer with WHIA

Nov 14, 2017

Diabetic Foot Australia in partnership with WHIA are celebrating World Diabetes Day with the following special offer: PURCHASE THE FOOT ULCER MODULE FOR $20 AND EARN 6 CPD POINTS! COURSE OVERVIEW: The interactive Foot Ulcer module provides foot assessment, management and prevention strategies for foot ulcers including: Foot ulcer epidemiology and the anatomy of the lower…

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Heading over to Hollywood in October for DFCon19?

DFCon19 invites all those engaged in the field of diabetic foot care, wound healing, limb salvage, and amputation prevention to submit an abstract. Abstracts close on June 15th!Submit your abstract for DFCon19 before June 15, and participate in up to two competitions: Best Poster Abstract and Young Investigator Award.
A panel of DFCon experts will grade the abstracts and the three nominees for each of the awards will be rewarded with
- USD 500
- A free registration
- An invitation to the DFCon19 Faculty Dinner.

See more and submit your abstract here:
dfcon.com/abstracts/

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Studies have shown men have a certain reluctance in tackling health concerns, and much prefer to fix those pesky foot problems with the good ol’ band-aid approach. But for the one million plus Australians currently living with diabetes, over 300,000 of those either have diabetic foot disease risk factors (poor feeling or poor circulation in their feet) or actual diabetic foot disease (sores, infection or really poor circulation in their feet). It certainly makes you think about the large proportion of men adopting the 'ignore it and it will go away' approach, and how many diabetic foot related problems and complications could be prevented or avoided if feet were given the much needed attention they deserve. So the big question for all the Aussie blokes out there living with diabetes this Men's Health Week is...how well do you know your feet?

#Menshealthweek #letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations #DFA2019 Diabetes Queensland Diabetes Australia Australian Diabetes Society Australian Podiatry Association Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc Podiatry Western Australia Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Wound Innovations National Association of Diabetes Centres
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It's a big week, with the Australian Podiatry Conference starting in Adelaide today, and the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot about to kick off in the Netherlands. And with diabetic foot disease now found to cause a greater use of health and hospital services than all other common diseases, there couldn't be a better time to start a global push to end avoidable amputations within a generation.

Now if you don’t happen to be hanging around the Netherlands this week, the good news is we're bringing international superstars Fran Game, Larry Lavery and Jaap van Netten down under to the DFA 2019 Conference in September. So do yourself a favour, get yourself a registration and chat with the world’s best - all without the long international flight and jetlag! www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/conference-2019/

#letspreventamputations #dfaguidesyouthrough #endingavoidableamputations #DFA2019 Australian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Regional Wounds Victoria Podiatry Western Australia Wound Innovations Pedorthic Association of Australia Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons Diabetes Queensland
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