1.3 million funding boost for feet

By test test | July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on 1.3 million funding boost for feet

The Coalition government has announced it will give a $1.3 million funding boost for the development of a ‘Foot Forward’ program. This program aims to help diabetics identify feet problems caused by diabetic foot disease. This promising news is a much needed step in the direction of ending avoidable amputations within a generation. So as…

Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

By test test | June 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

Australia tied for equal 5th with Sweden on the final medal count of the ‘Olympics of the Diabetic Foot’ held in the Netherlands last month. What the? Well, let us rephrase that, Australia presented the equal 5th highest number of scientific presentations at the 8th International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) just last month.…

The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

By test test | June 6, 2019 | Comments Off on The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

The new IWGDF global diabetic foot disease guidelines were officially launched at the International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot last week in the Netherlands. These guidelines have been the gold standard diabetic foot guidelines for over 20 years, are updated every 4 years, and this time used 10 systematic reviews and 49 global experts to…

DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

By test test | April 30, 2019 | Comments Off on DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

DFA 2019 is shaping up to be a spectacular conference with a location, and now a hotel to match! The stunning Art Series ‘Fantauzzo’ hotel has now opened onsite at Howard Smith Wharves and we have a special DFA Conference rate available. Taking inspiration from its namesake, acclaimed Australian painter Vincent Fantauzzo, (also husband to…

Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

By test test | March 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

Did you know that our 2017 DFA conference abstract sessions where voted one of the top conference highlights? Researchers with results from original work in the field of diabetic foot disease are encouraged to submit an abstract for the 2019 Diabetes Feet Australia Conference. Successful submissions are provided the opportunity to deliver an oral presentation…

Pathway to ending avoidable diabetes-related amputations in Australia

By test test | 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 test test | 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 test test | 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 test test | 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 test test | 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…