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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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Expression of Interest: Seeking DFA Steering Committee Member

Apr 21, 2020

DFA is now seeking an additional steering member and is looking for those with significant DFD experience in the following discipline: Surgery 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…

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Helpful COVID-19 links for multi-disciplinary diabetes and foot health care professionals

Mar 20, 2020

There’s no doubt that the last few weeks have changed how we’ll all go about our daily lives in 2020. And for our Australian diabetes foot community – those living with diabetes-related foot disease and our healthcare professionals and researchers working to support them – questions and new information is released each week as we…

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Join the “diabetic foot PhD rush” in Bendigo Victoria

Dec 2, 2019

The Holsworth Research initiative (HRI) run from the La Trobe Rural Health School, Bendigo, Victoria has just advertised x6 potential full-time PhD scholarships commencing in 2020. One of them is a high-risk foot scholarship and the benefits include a 3.5 year scholarship with a value of $28,092 per annum. Bendigo was established as one of…

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UHEAL Research Group: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) Survey

Sep 17, 2019

This survey developed by Co-Investigators, Professor Jonathan Golledge and Dr Malindu Fernando on behalf of the UHEAL research group at James Cook University, Townsville Australia are interested in your feedback regarding hyperbaric oxygen therapy for lower limb wounds. DETAILS: The benefit of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for chronic wounds is controversial. In a recent systematic review…

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1.3 million funding boost for feet

Jul 18, 2019

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…

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Following in the Seinfeld verbal styling of the great Frank Costanza - The DFA conference is back baby!And this year we're going rural, global and everything in between. So make sure to save those dates in November and stay tuned as we reveal our virtual conference program and plans in the coming months.Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Society ... See MoreSee Less
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It's been a busy month so far for Aussie DFD research - so click on the link to learn and read more! www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/research-article/latest-aussie-dfd-research-released-in-april/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Diabetes-related foot infections cause substantial morbidity and mortality, with an increasingly large economic impact, both directly through patient management and indirectly through patient disability. Diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFU) currently affect around 50,000 Australians, and up to 40% of these individuals can expect to have an associated infection in the first year after presentation.Risk of complications are further increased in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and addressing these risks are needed to successfully achieve key outcomes identified in the 2020 Closing the Gap in Partnership agreement. Evidence-based guidelines are vital to ensure optimal multi-disciplinary management and outcomes of patients with diabetes-related foot infections. Over the last year, a national expert panel aimed to develop the new Australian guideline on management of diabetes-related foot infection, by adapting suitable international guidelines (IWGDF) to the Australian context. So click on the below link to learn more about the new Australian infection guideline and how you can participate in the public consultation that's open until 14APR21!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/#infection Australian Podiatry Association Wounds Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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Diabetes-related foot ulceration (DFU) is recognised as a leading cause of hospitalisation and amputation worldwide, with an estimated 50,000 Australians currently living with a diabetes-related foot ulcer. Implementing strategies for the prevention of DFU is critical to all Australians and will likely contribute to lowering the national health care burden.Over the last year, a national expert panel aimed to develop the new Australian guideline on prevention of DFU, by systematically adapting all IWGDF prevention recommendations to the Australian context. So click on the below link to learn more about the new Australian prevention guideline and how you can participate in the public consultation that's open until 14APR21!www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/#preventionAustralian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Pedorthic Association of Australia Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society ... See MoreSee Less
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PUBLIC CONSULTATION CLOSING SOON! Pressure offloading treatment is critical for healing diabetes-related foot ulcers (DFU). In Australia, DFU affects an estimated 50,000 people, resulting in around 30,000 hospitalisations, 5,000 amputations and nearly $AU2 billion in health system costs each year. Yet there are no current Australian guidelines on the offloading treatment of DFU. Over the last year, a national expert panel aimed to develop the new Australian guideline on offloading treatment for people with DFU, by adapting suitable international guidelines (IWGDF) to the Australian context. So click on the below link to learn more about the new Australian offloading guideline and how you can participate in the public consultation that's open until 14APR21! www.diabetesfeetaustralia.org/new-guidelines/#offloading#letspreventamputations #endingavoidableamputations Australian Podiatry Association Advanced Practicing Podiatrists - High Risk Foot Group Wounds Australia Australian Diabetes Educators Association Australian Diabetes Society National Association of Diabetes Centres Regional Wounds Victoria Pedorthic Association of Australia ... See MoreSee Less
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