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 write. Simply put, no other diabetic foot guideline on the planet comes close to the quality and breadth of the IWGDF guideline.
With 87 evidence-based practice recommendations and 44 future research priorities across 8 chapters and 194 pages, the new 2019 guidelines contain everything known to (wo)man on prevention, offloading, peripheral artery disease, infection, wound healing and ulcer classification.
For anyone treating or researching diabetic foot disease these should become your ‘diabetic foot practice bible’ and can be found right here. And in case you’re wondering, “what’s new?”, well from our quick review at least a third of all recommendations are completely new compared with the 2015 guidelines. So, if you want to know exactly what’s new and how this affects you, we suggest you watch this space over the coming months ;).
And it gets even better, because we’re bringing at least 7 of those 49 global experts who wrote the 2019 IWGDF guidelines to sunny Brisvegas for the DFA 2019 Conference. So book before the end of June and add your receipt to your tax deductions pile!