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Keep up to date with the latest information, news and activity about diabetes-related foot health and disease.

Australian DFD Guidelines now published in JFAR!

Jul 12, 2022

loading… 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…

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What’s new at DFA?

Apr 7, 2022

loading… 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…

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Diabetes and Feet Toolkit released

Apr 7, 2022

loading… 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…

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National Diabetes Support Scheme – Indigenous Consultation Project

Mar 10, 2022

loading… 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…

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Expression of Interest – seeking new DFA steering committee members

Feb 9, 2022

loading… 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…

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Establishing the national top 10 priority research questions to improve diabetes-related foot health and disease

Dec 21, 2021

loading… 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…

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Introducing the new DFA branding

Dec 18, 2020

loading… 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…

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An Innovative prograM to Prevent diAbetes-related foot ComplicaTions (IMPACT)

Aug 3, 2020

loading… 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…

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Expression of Interest: Seeking new DFA steering committee member

Jun 26, 2020

loading… 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…

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Seeking consumer input for the National Clinical Guidelines project

May 7, 2020

loading… Did you also know that diabetes-related foot ulcers are reported as the leading cause of amputation in Australia? But did you also know that 80% of diabetes-related amputations could be prevented by following best evidence-based treatments. Here at DFA, one of the ways we’re tackling that statistic is by developing new national diabetes-related foot…

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Did you know that research conducted by the Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes has found that four out of five people living with diabetes have experienced stigma at some point? Research has also shown that diabetes-related foot problems can be associated with lower quality of life, restrictions in physical activity and distress in those living with diabetes and their caregivers. For National Diabetes Week 2022, we’re spreading awareness about the impact of diabetes-related foot disease, and easy ways to understand and support a loved one at-risk of developing or living with diabetes-related foot disease. To learn more and to download a helpful DFD factsheet - click on the link!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/national-diabetes-week-2022/And to find out even more about NDW22 head to www.headsupdiabetes.com.au#NDW2022 Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres Pedorthic Association of Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth. You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. To learn more head to www.naidoc.org.au#NAIDOC2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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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 funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), an initiative of the Australian Government and is administered by Diabetes Australia, in partnership with Diabetes Feet Australia and the Australian Diabetes Society.You can learn more and download this important resource at www.ndss.com.au/about-diabetes/resources/find-a-resource/diabetes-and-feet-toolkit/Australian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Wounds Australia Regional Wounds Victoria ... See MoreSee Less
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Check out the latest in aussie DFD research released in the last few weeks!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/research-article/latest-aussie-research-for-april/ ... See MoreSee Less
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