Posts by Tash Purcell
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 an emphasis on the practical…Read More
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 multidisciplinary best practice standards of…Read More
What’s new at DFA?
DFA has the great pleasure in welcoming Dr Viv Chuter, Dr Emma Hamilton and Ms Hayley Ryan to the DFA Steering Committee. The DFA Steering Committee plays a crucial leadership role in developing the national strategic plan and priorities for DFA, and delivering projects and activities. As you’ll read in the short bio’s below, the team is looking forward…Read More
Diabetes and Feet Toolkit released
Following on from the release of the 2021 Australian guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease last year, we are excited to release the Diabetes and Feet companion toolkit that has been designed to help busy multidisciplinary health professionals use guideline recommended DFD care at any time and place and with the person with diabetes-related foot ulcer right there in front of them. This resource was…Read More
National Diabetes Support Scheme – Indigenous Consultation Project
Yarning Pty Ltd has been engaged by Diabetes Australia to consult with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, and health workers who provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes to gain thoughts, insights, and valuable feedback around the National Diabetes Support Scheme and associated programs for Indigenous Australians who…Read More
Expression of Interest – seeking new DFA steering committee members
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 primary objectives. The DFA Steering…Read More
Establishing the national top 10 priority research questions to improve diabetes-related foot health and disease
DFA has published the finding from a major research project investigating priority research questions according to Australian stakeholders involved in diabetes-related foot health and disease. The article can be found here, and even though we are biased it is important to talk about the results. In 2017, Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA) published the “Australian diabetes-related foot…Read More
Introducing the new DFA branding
We’re excited to share with you that Diabetic Foot Australia is now Diabetes Feet Australia! So…why the new branding? That’s a good question! As DFA has grown, our vision and objectives have remained consistent. But we also recognised the need to evolve our branding to better reflect who we are, and what we represent as an organisation…Read More
An Innovative prograM to Prevent diAbetes-related foot ComplicaTions (IMPACT)
The vascular disease research team at James Cook University, led by Professor Jon Golledge, is conducting a survey to investigate health professionals experiences in managing patients with diabetic foot disease and related complications. This survey intends to gather information from a broad range of health professionals to contribute to the development of a remote management…Read More
Expression of Interest: Seeking new DFA steering committee member
DFA is now seeking an additional steering member and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in infectious diseases to join the team. Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA) was established in 2015 with the vision to end avoidable amputations within a generation in Australia with our primary objectives to: Optimise national diabetes-related foot disease evidence…Read More