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

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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We’ve been busy building a new interactive website

Jun 19, 2018

Did you know that in the last two years, we’ve posted over 80 latest research summaries, hosted nine educational events including the 2017 conference, developed the “Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022” and published the 2018 Australian Guidelines on footwear for people with diabetes? You could say we’ve been busy. And it doesn’t stop there.…

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Diabetes Feet Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

Jun 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetes Feet Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetes…

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Diabetes Feet Australia is moving to Australian Diabetes Society

Jun 19, 2018

We are delighted to announce that with the conclusion of the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC) this month, the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) will take Diabetes Feet Australia into its stable of national diabetes clinical and research programs from the 1st July 2018. Read Media Release Launched by the Wound CRC in 2015, Diabetes…

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PoDFEd: Podiatrists and Diabetes Foot care Education Survey

May 17, 2018

Are you a podiatrist working in Australia? As part of a Monash University research project, a short 15 minute survey on the content and method of diabetes related education podiatrist provided by a broad cross-section of podiatrists practicing in this area has been developed. This research aims to determine what diabetes related education is being…

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Australia’s diabetic foot expertise recognised by peak global body

Mar 23, 2018

The 46 global experts invited to write the 2019 international diabetic foot guidelines have just been announced, and this time four Australians are amongst them. With only one Australian previously invited onto the last 2015 international guidelines, this announcement recognises that Australia is fast becoming a leading global nation when it comes to expertise in…

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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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