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Footing the bill for a ‘silent’ sickness

Nov 14, 2016

The “silent burden” of foot disease afflicts one in ten hospital patients, costing taxpayers billions and filling nearly 5,000 hospital beds each night, according to research from DFA, QUT and the Wound CRC. The research, released on the back of World Diabetes Day (MONDAY NOVEMBER 14), analysed the conditions of 733 adult inpatients from five…

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Does someone in your family have foot risk factors of poor foot feeling (peripheral neuropathy) or poor foot circulation (peripheral artery disease), the good news is there are simple ways to help them with their feet at home. Click on the link below for a handy PDF you can print off and stick on the fridge at home!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/Helping-a-family-member-at-home.pdf

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The important question this World Diabetes Day is...do you know if you are one 300,000 Aussie families at risk of a foot ulcer or amputation? Don't know the answer? Then book in for a foot risk assessment with your GP or podiatrist to find out today! It’s quick, easy and painless, and could make all the difference for the sake of yours or a family member’s feet.

And you can learn even more at www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2019/

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This year’s World Diabetes Day is all about the important role family plays in caring for those living with diabetes. Knowing and caring for your feet is an important part of managing diabetes but can be easily overlooked until a foot ulcer presents. The good news is with annual foot assessments and some simple self-care many people with diabetes will never get foot ulcers and their more serious complications, such as infections and amputations. And in even better news, your family can also play a role in helping take care of your feet. So for the sake of your feet - click below to learn more!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2019/

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A very nice new Australian study led by Dr Angela Searle and Prof Viv Chuter from the University of Newcastle has reported that calf muscle stretching alone in people with diabetes does not increase their ankle range of motion nor reduce their forefoot plantar pressures. Click below to read more!

www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/research-article/calf-stretching-does-not-reduce-plantar-pressures/

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4 weeks ago

Diabetic Foot Australia

Timeline PhotosOur next event in WA brings together international, national and local experts to share their #knowledge on high risk foot and the multidisciplinary approach required to provide the best possible #care.

Join us for the High Risk Foot Symposium on 14 December 2019 in Perth. The event features presentations by Professor David Armstrong, Professor Fiona Wood and Professor Stephen Twigg.

Don’t miss this chance to hear from finest #experts and #network with fellow delegates. Register Today!
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