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Australia comes 5th at the Diabetic Foot Olympics

Jun 13, 2019

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.…

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The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines are here!

Jun 6, 2019

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…

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DFA2019 Special Accommodation rate now available!

Apr 30, 2019

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…

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Abstracts now open for DFA2019 Conference

Mar 4, 2019

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…

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Pathway to ending avoidable diabetes-related amputations in Australia

Oct 1, 2018

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…

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National Amputee Awareness Week is fast approaching

Aug 27, 2018

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…

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Queensland Government invests $17.5 million in extra diabetic foot disease services

Aug 17, 2018

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…

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South West Sydney group announces $2.25 million grant to tackle diabetic foot disease

Aug 6, 2018

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…

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Diabetic foot disease is a top 10 cause of global disability

Jul 9, 2018

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…

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Introducing the Australian Research Repository

Jun 29, 2018

Looking for a central location focused on Australian research on diabetic foot disease? New research from around the globe is published on almost a daily basis, and here at DFA, we’ve created the Australian Research Repository to showcase published Australian research on diabetic foot disease. This free digital repository includes entries reviewed by the DFA team…

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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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