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

What’s new at DFA?

Apr 7, 2022

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…

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Diabetes and Feet Toolkit released

Apr 7, 2022

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…

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National Diabetes Support Scheme – Indigenous Consultation Project

Mar 10, 2022

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…

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Expression of Interest – seeking new DFA steering committee members

Feb 9, 2022

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…

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

Dec 21, 2021

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…

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Introducing the new DFA branding

Dec 18, 2020

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…

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

Aug 3, 2020

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…

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Expression of Interest: Seeking new DFA steering committee member

Jun 26, 2020

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…

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Seeking consumer input for the National Clinical Guidelines project

May 7, 2020

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 disease…

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Seeking Consumer input for National Research Agenda project

May 7, 2020

Did you know that every two hours someone in Australia will undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes-related foot disease? Did you also know that diabetes-related foot disease receives less than 0.2% of the total diabetes research funded in Australia? For a little known disease, the statistics are confronting. But it does make you…

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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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It's been a busy few weeks for aussie DFD research - to check out the latest in research click on the link!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/research-article/whats-new-in-aussie-dfd-research-for-march/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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 suffer Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. This feedback will be used to inform future polices, and programs. Feedback is being sought from any health professionals whose roles (both directly and indirectly) includes providing support to Indigenous patients with Diabetes, Indigenous people who are living with diabetes, or Indigenous family members who provide care for someone living with diabetes. Feedback is being sought via a number of methods: online workshops, online surveys, one-on-one interviews. Click below for all the information about how to access and also who to contact. www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/national-diabetes-support-scheme-indigenous-consultation-project/ ... See MoreSee Less
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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Closes next week!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.DFA is now seeking up to three additional steering members and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in the following to join the team:- Allied Health - Nursing - Emerging national leader in DFDSound interesting? Click on the link below to learn more. Applications close next Monday 28FEB22.www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/DFA-Steering-Committee-Member-EOI-V3.0.pdfAdvanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres APNA - Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association ... See MoreSee Less
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