A week in the diabetic foot

By Tash Purcell | August 8, 2016 | Comments Off on A week in the diabetic foot

During National Diabetes Week 2016 (10-16th July), what were the statistics on diabetic foot disease? We released a new infographic at the conclusion of National Diabetes Week that provides an alarming look into just one week in the Australian diabetic foot. Over 400 people were diagnosed, 84 people had an amputation and 28 lost their lives.…

Diabetic Foot Disease: a silent killer among diabetics (video)

By Tash Purcell | August 2, 2016 | Comments Off on Diabetic Foot Disease: a silent killer among diabetics (video)

Diabetes Feet Australia’s Pete Lazzarini and Dr Jaap van Netten discuss with Channel 9 News Brisbane new data on the devastating impact of diabetic foot hospitalisations in Australia. Mr Lazzarini led the Australian-first study published in BMJ Open finding one in every 22 patients in our hospitals have active diabetic foot disease. The study found…

DFA's passport to foot disease prevention

By Tash Purcell | July 12, 2016 | Comments Off on DFA's passport to foot disease prevention

At Diabetes Feet Australia, we aim to empower people at risk of diabetic foot disease, their carers and families, with knowledge and pathways to foot disease prevention. We have a brand new resource available today: “DFA passport to foot disease prevention”. This passport will help people at risk of foot disease to: Talk to health professionals to get…

Welcome to DFA’s National Diabetes Week!

By Tash Purcell | July 10, 2016 | Comments Off on Welcome to DFA’s National Diabetes Week!

National Diabetes Week 2016 kicks off today. Diabetes Feet Australia will highlight the growing burden of foot disease in people with diabetes throughout this week. DFA provides you with special daily updates that include the release of new information for our key stakeholders: patients, health professionals, researchers and industry. We’ve got a big week in…

New series in “DFA Guides you through” – Australian and International Guidelines

By Tash Purcell | June 3, 2016 | Comments Off on New series in “DFA Guides you through” – Australian and International Guidelines

After our previous “DFA Guides you through series” on the special issue in DMRR journal, we’re back in the coming weeks with a new series discussing the Australian and International Guidelines on the prevention and management of foot complications in diabetes. In 2011, the latest Australian guidelines were published, whereas the International Working Group on…

DFA launches Inaugural "What's New in DFU" Event

By Tash Purcell | May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on DFA launches Inaugural "What's New in DFU" Event

Diabetes Feet Australia’s acclaimed inaugural event brought together national and international leaders in diabetic foot disease “What’s News in DFU”, held on April 19th 2016, was a sell-out event at QUT‘s Room 360 in Brisbane. Delegates included allied health professionals, medical specialists and researchers, all excited to hear the latest from a number of DFA’s vast network of experts. With thanks to…

Special diabetic foot disease issue in DMRR Journal

By Tash Purcell | March 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Special diabetic foot disease issue in DMRR Journal

Every four years, a special issue on diabetic foot disease is published in the high ranking peer-reviewed journal Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews (DMRR). This special issue follows the International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) and the presentation of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) evidence-based global consensus guidance. Just like the…

Welcome to Dr Jaap van Netten as DFA Scientific Director

By Tash Purcell | March 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Welcome to Dr Jaap van Netten as DFA Scientific Director

DFA welcomes Dr. Jaap van Netten, a human movement scientist from the Netherlands, to the team as Scientific Director. The Netherlands has led the world in industry-led next-generation diabetic foot disease research since the real beginnings of DFU research in the 1980s. In the 1990s, under the International Diabetes Federation, The Netherlands established an international…

Diabetic Foot Disease is the size of Canberra

By Tash Purcell | February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Diabetic Foot Disease is the size of Canberra

The issue of diabetic foot disease is the size of Canberra…

Diabetes Australia: Diabetes Awareness

By Tash Purcell | February 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Diabetes Australia: Diabetes Awareness

Heard of diabetes? Know someone with diabetes? Ruby Cannizzo was diagnosed with diabetes in February 2014, watch the Cannizzo’s family’s journey. Video courtesy of Diabetes Australia.