new national strategy

In 2017, we released the 2018-2022 National Strategy for diabetes-related foot disease with the aim to ensure that all people living with DFD have access to and receive safe quality evidence-based care when and where they need it, and that they can be assured that future investments in research and development will continue to strive to improve their care delivery and health outcomes over time.

With the current national strategy at its conclusion, we're now busy reviewing what we have achieved as a nation over the last five years, and to determine the new priorities and recommendations to help lead the nation in tackling DFD over the next five years in the next national strategy for diabetes-related foot disease. We'll be releasing the draft of the new strategy for public consultation in 2024, where you can have your say in helping to guide our national DFD priorities.

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Learn from global DFD experts as we tackle the latest in DFD clinical practice and research!

In 2021, we asked Australian stakeholders to help us determine the national Top 10 diabetes-related foot health and disease research priorities, and the findings from this study identified national stakeholder-agreed priority research questions for DFD for the first time. In our 2023 DFA webinar series, we've been tackling the top categories identified in the National Top 10 research questions from a research and clinical perspective. All six insightful and future focused webinars are now available to watch on demand. Once you have registered and logged in - head over to the 'On Demand' tab.

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Introducing The Digital DFD Guidelines Platform

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Diabetes-related foot disease is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and healthcare cost burdens in Australia. Studies show these burdens can be considerably reduced when implementing guideline-based DFD care. 

 

Last year, we developed and released new Australian DFD Guidelines for the first time in a decade, giving health professionals multidisciplinary best practice standards of care for the provision of DFD care within Australia with the PDF paper versions of the guidelines available to download below.

We are excited to now release the digital and interactive platform of the 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease. A free one-stop-shop for accessing the full six guidelines that also provides ten digital decision-making pathways to assist busy health professionals to easily access online and interactive evidence-based guideline information at a touch or click of a button!

Introducing The Digital DFD Guidelines Platform

DFD Guidelines Launch FB
Launch logos

Diabetes-related foot disease is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and healthcare cost burdens in Australia. Studies show these burdens can be considerably reduced when implementing guideline-based DFD care. 

 

Last year, we developed and released new Australian DFD Guidelines for the first time in a decade, giving health professionals multidisciplinary best practice standards of care for the provision of DFD care within Australia with the PDF paper versions of the guidelines available to download below.

We are excited to now release the digital and interactive platform of the 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease. A free one-stop-shop for accessing the full six guidelines that also provides ten digital decision-making pathways to assist busy health professionals to easily access online and interactive evidence-based guideline information at a touch or click of a button!

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Empowering patients, their carers and families with knowledge and pathways to healing.

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Supporting health professionals to improve clinical & quality of life outcomes for people with diabetes-related foot disease.

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Providing leading researchers with infrastructure and support to accelerate high quality clinical research in Australia.

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Linking industry with key opinion leaders & maintaining visibility of the growing national problem of diabetes-related foot disease.

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We bring together some of the globe’s most renowned researchers and clinicians in the fields of diabetes and diabetes-related foot disease to cover the latest research, from bench-top to bedside. From our conference to our 'What's New in DFU' events, we focus on the latest research, evidence-based practice and new technologies.

footwear guideliness

Published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, the 2018 Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes contains 10 key recommendations to guide health professionals in selecting the most appropriate footwear to meet the specific foot risk needs of an individual with diabetes.

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New research on diabetes-related foot disease is published on an almost daily basis. We release latest news and research to provide practical clinical summaries of the latest evidence on how to assess particular conditions according to the world’s leading authorities.

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The “Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022” is the first step towards ending avoidable generations within a generation. This strategy was written by Diabetes Feet Australia with input from various national and state peak bodies, interdisciplinary foot disease services and individual experts from the Australian DFD community.

research repositpry

Diabetes Feet Australia has established the Australian Research Repository to showcase published Australian research on diabetes-related foot disease. Each entry in the repository must focus on diabetes-related foot disease, be peer reviewed and have one author with an Australian affiliation.

Dailyfootcare checklist

For people with diabetes, feet are often over-looked as the management of other aspects of diabetes takes higher priority. With over 50,000 Australians living with diabetes-related foot disease every day, we have developed the handy Daily Foot Checklist for people with diabetes to incorporate into their daily lives.

Managing foot disease during COVID-19

Latest News

DFA New Steering Committee Member EOI

The DFA Steering Committee plays a leadership role in developing the strategic plan and priorities for DFA, and delivering projects and activities that align with the strategic plan. Members have a well-developed understanding and experience with diabetes-related foot disease in Australia and participate in making informed, valuable contributions to DFA’s ...
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DFA Mini Symposium

DFA MINI SYMPOSIUM Sunday 3:00pm - 5:00pm - Novotel DFA is hosting a special pre-conference mini symposium where we’re inviting multi-disciplinary health professionals, researchers and organisations to discuss: Where national DFD research is at currently Lessons and learnings from our international experts on collaborative research programs What’s needed next and ...
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DFA23 Preliminary Program released

We're excited to release the preliminary conference program that features internationally acclaimed experts and national speakers whose influence is critical to best practice treatment and research in diabetes-related foot health and disease around the globe. We have 4 thought provoking plenary sessions, 10+ practical workshops, pre-conference events, diverse abstract sessions, ...
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Outstanding achievement in diabetes-related foot health and disease award

Diabetes Feet Australia is proud to announce and open nominations for the first ‘Outstanding achievement in diabetes-related foot health and disease’ award, which will be presented at the upcoming DFA 2023 Conference. This biennial award recognises an individual: who has made significant, fundamental contributions to diabetes-related foot health and disease ...
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DFA 23 Conference launching soon!

We're back! And in 2023, we're going resort style, where you can relax and recharge as we all learn about the latest in global DFD clinical practice and research. DFA 2023 features a social program delivered in DFA style, an interactive exhibition, leading global DFD experts and most importantly, future-focused content with ...
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Australian DFD Guidelines now published in JFAR!

Back in 2020, DFA appointed an expert multi-disciplinary guideline working group to develop a best practice plan to adapt suitable international guidelines into the Australian context to become the new Australian DFD guidelines. And in late 2021, we released the new 2021 Australian evidence-based DFD guidelines that now serve as ...
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Latest Research

Latest research in October

The Use of mHealth Apps for the Assessment and Management of Diabetes-Related Foot Health Outcomes: Systematic Review. Sadler S, Gerrard J, Searle A, Lanting S, West M, Wilson R, Ginige A, Fang KY, Chuter V. J Med Internet Res. 2023 Oct 4;25:e47608. doi: 10.2196/47608. PMID: 37792467 Review Assessment and management ...
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Latest Research for August

It's been a busy month already for Aussie DFD research, and at DFA 2023 we're excited to release our line up of oral abstract speakers in our updated conference program and more details about our special Charcot Masterclass.  We're also hosting a special pre-conference mini symposium  (Sunday 3-5pm) where we’re ...
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New Aussie Research released in June

Check out the latest Aussie DFD research released in June. Timing of minor and major amputation in patients with diabetes-related foot ulceration admitted to two public tertiary referral hospitals in Australia. Manewell SM, Aitken SJ, Nube VL, Crawford AM, Constantino MI, Twigg SM, Menz HB, Sherrington C, Paul SS. ANZ ...
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New DFD research in July 2023

It's been a big month in DFD research - check out the latest in Aussie research released in July. Health Literacy predicts incident foot ulcers after 4 years - the SHELLED cohort study. Chen P, Callisaya M, Wills K, Greenaway T, Winzenberg T. J Foot Ankle Res. 2023 Jul 27;16(1):45. ...
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New Aussie research in November

Check out the latest in DFD Aussie research released in the last few weeks. Frailty in people with chronic limb threatening ischemia and diabetes-related foot ulcers: A systematic review. Fernando ME, Blanchette V, Mishra R, Zulbaran-Rojas A, Rowe V, Mills JL, Armstrong DG, Najafi B. Frailty represents a state of ...
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New Aussie Research in August

Check out the latest in DFD Aussie research released in the last few weeks. Routine bacterial culture of proximal bone specimens during minor amputation in patients with diabetes-related foot infections has little clinical utility in predicting re-operation or ulcer healing. Voon K, Vo UG, Hand R, Hiew J, Ritter JC, ...
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New DFD Aussie Research June

Check out the latest in DFD Aussie research that's been released in June and July. Investigating the experience of receiving podiatry care in a tertiary care hospital clinic for people with diabetes related foot ulcers. Ong EKM, Fryer C, Graham K, Causby RS. this study aimed to explore the lived ...
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Latest Aussie Research for April

Check out the latest Aussie research released in the last few weeks! Factors associated with adherence to using removable cast walker treatment among patients with diabetes-related foot ulcers. Ababneh A, Finlayson K, Edwards H, Lazzarini PA. Adherence to using knee-high offloading treatment is critical for healing diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFUs). ...
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What’s new in Aussie DFD research for March

Check out the latest Aussie DFD research released in the last few weeks. Wound healing with "spray-on" autologous skin grafting (ReCell) compared with standard care in patients with large diabetes-related foot wounds: an open-label randomised controlled trial. The aim of this trial was to assess the potential benefit of spray‐on ...
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What’s new in Aussie research

It’s been a busy few months for DFD aussie research – so grab yourself a cuppa and check out the latest that has been released below! Trends in the Incidence of Hospitalization for Major Diabetes-Related Complications in People With Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Australia, 2010-2019. This study ...
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