Pathway to ending avoidable diabetes-related amputations in Australia

By Tash Purcell | October 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Pathway to ending avoidable diabetes-related amputations in Australia

A PERSPECTIVE published today by the Medical Journal of Australia, tackles Australia’s least known major health problem – diabetic foot disease.   It is Australia’s leading cause of amputation, and we have the second highest diabetes-related amputation rate among OECD countries, with the authors, led by Dr Peter Lazzarini, co-Chair of Diabetes Feet Australia, saying…

National Amputee Awareness Week is fast approaching

By Tash Purcell | August 27, 2018 | Comments Off on National Amputee Awareness Week is fast approaching

The Limbs4Life team would like to invite you and your team to take part in this year’s campaign by encouraging everyone to wear a ribbon and show support for amputees during Awareness Week 4 – 11 October! To support this campaign Limbs 4 Life has ribbons, flyers and posters, to promote the event. Set up an awareness board in your…

Queensland Government invests $17.5 million in extra diabetic foot disease services

By Tash Purcell | August 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Queensland Government invests $17.5 million in extra diabetic foot disease services

Queenslanders with diabetes who have high risk foot concerns will receive treatment earlier, thanks to a $17.5 million state-wide funding boost. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said the funding would increase service availability across Queensland, over the next four years, to reduce hospitalisations and amputations. “High Risk Foot Clinics work with patients…

South West Sydney group announces $2.25 million grant to tackle diabetic foot disease

By Tash Purcell | August 6, 2018 | Comments Off on South West Sydney group announces $2.25 million grant to tackle diabetic foot disease

South Western Sydney Local Health District recently announced the awarding of a $2.25 million grant for the creation of the South West Sydney Limb Preservation and Wound Research Academic Unit to investigate diabetic foot wounds. Dr Matthew Malone, the Director of Research for the Unit, said, “We are incredibly excited to receive the honour of…

Diabetic foot disease is a top 10 cause of global disability

By Tash Purcell | July 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Diabetic foot disease is a top 10 cause of global disability

A new commentary paper published in Diabetic Medicine has reported diabetic foot disease to be one of the leading causes of disability across the world. The paper – authored by DFA’s Dr Pete Lazzarini and A/Prof Jaap van Netten and DFA’s friends A/Prof Rosana Pacella and Prof David Armstrong – has already received media attention…

Introducing the Australian Research Repository

By Tash Purcell | June 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Introducing the Australian Research Repository

Looking for a central location focused on Australian research on diabetic foot disease? New research from around the globe is published on almost a daily basis, and here at DFA, we’ve created the Australian Research Repository to showcase published Australian research on diabetic foot disease. This free digital repository includes entries reviewed by the DFA team…

We’ve been busy building a new interactive website

By Tash Purcell | June 19, 2018 | Comments Off on We’ve been busy building a new interactive website

Did you know that in the last two years, we’ve posted over 80 latest research summaries, hosted nine educational events including the 2017 conference, developed the “Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022” and published the 2018 Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes? You could say we’ve been busy. And it doesn’t stop there.…

Diabetes Feet Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

By Tash Purcell | June 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Diabetes Feet Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetes Feet Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetes…

Diabetes Feet Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

By Tash Purcell | June 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Diabetes Feet Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetes Feet Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetes…

PoDFEd: Podiatrists and Diabetes Foot care Education Survey

By Tash Purcell | May 17, 2018 | Comments Off on PoDFEd: Podiatrists and Diabetes Foot care Education Survey

Are you a podiatrist working in Australia? As part of a Monash University research project, a short 15 minute survey on the content and method of diabetes related education podiatrist provided by a broad cross-section of podiatrists practicing in this area has been developed. This research aims to determine what diabetes related education is being…