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We are the peak national clinical and research body for diabetes-related foot health and disease

Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA) was established in 2015 with the goal of ending avoidable amputations within a generation in Australia. As a key initiative of the Wound Management Innovation CRC, we engaged the expertise of multiple partner organisations across Australia to create a national diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) body for Australia.  On the 1st July 2018, we joined the Australian Diabetes Society's (ADS) stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs. In December 2020, DFA took the important step of re-branding the organisation from Diabetic Foot Australia to Diabetes Feet Australia. 

DFA is led by a national steering committee, combining expertise from multiple disciplines. The committee is comprised of a broad range of clinical, research and industry experts from disciplines such as endocrinology, vascular surgery, podiatry, nursing, epidemiology, clinical research and biochemical research. Members also bring a wealth of experience by being representatives on international, national and state diabetic foot groups, including the ‘International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot’ and former national diabetic foot ulcer group the ‘Australian Diabetic Foot Network’.

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Our primary objectives

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national diabetes-related foot disease evidence-based clinical practice 

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 national diabetes-related foot disease research 

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Australia's diabetes-related amputation rate



Australia to become a leading nation in diabetes-related foot disease management