Welcome to DFA Diabetes Week 2017
Posted: July 9, 2017
Welcome to DFA’s National Diabetes Week!
National Diabetes Week 2017 kicks off today. Diabetic Foot Australia will highlight the growing burden of foot disease in people with diabetes throughout this week.
DFA provides you with special updates that include the release of new information for our key stakeholders: patients, health professionals, researchers and industry. We’ve got a big week in store!
Today we re-release our popular ‘Canberra’ infographic as a reminder of the scale & seriousness of the threat posed by Diabetic Foot Disease to the people of Australia.
The infographic highlights some alarming statistics in light of recent Australian research:
- Total number of Australians with diabetic foot disease has increased from 300,000 to 380,000 people
- We now know that 4 people die daily as a result of diabetic foot disease
- Hospitalisations have increased hugely – previously there were 500-600 people in hospital each night, now nearly 1000 people are in hospital each night – which is the total capacity of Canberra’s hospitals
- We now know that the conservative cost of hospitalisations is approximately $1 million dollars PER DAY.
Click HERE to download the updated infographic for free!
To support our health professionals & researchers around the country we continue to drive our “What’s New in DFU” event series. These events offer the fantastic opportunity to learn more about the latest cutting edge research, treatments, technologies and practice in diabetic foot disease
During Diabetes Week, DFA are delighted to also offer a 25% discount off our upcoming Queensland ‘What’s New’ Events. These events offer the fantastic opportunity to learn more about the latest cutting edge research, treatments, technologies and practice in diabetic foot disease.
Monday 24th July – ‘What’s New in DFU’ Townsville Evening Event
Featuring Dr John Bingley, Ms Fiona Murray and Mr Jason Warnock, this is your opportunity to network and meet with national leaders from Diabetic Foot Australia and the broader diabetic foot community. Enjoy a gourmet selection of canapes and drinks as you hear about ‘What’s new in DFU’.
Enter Promo Code DFUDISTSV when purchasing your ticket to secure a 25% discount!
Tuesday 25th July – ‘What’s New in DFU’ Brisbane Evening Event
Following the successful 2016 sold out event, this evening features renowned international researcher Dr Sicco Bus, alongside national experts’ Dr Pete Lazzarini, Ms Fiona Murray and Dr John Bingley.
For the first time anywhere in the world, Dr Sicco Bus will be presenting arguably the best diabetic foot article published.
Just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and entitled “Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Their Recurrence” by none other than Prof David Armstrong, Prof Andrew Boulton and Dr Sicco Bus, it’s an exceptional review of the best strategies to prevent DFU recurrence and extend “DFU remission”.
This is your opportunity to network and meet with international and national leaders from Diabetic Foot Australia as you enjoy a selection of canapes and drinks.
Enter Promo Code DFUDISBNE when purchasing your ticket to secure a 25% discount!