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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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What's New in DFU program released – Final Registrations close Friday

Feb 9, 2018

FINAL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE THIS FRIDAY! BRISBANE –  TUESDAY 20TH FEB – 6PM TO 9:30PM  Join us as special international speaker Professor Keith Harding (UK) discusses “New horizons in the management of diabetic foot disease” Participate in the workshop session with Keith, Bill and Pete “Case Studies: Approaching difficult cases” Be there as Dr Pete Lazzarini launches the “2018…

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What's New in DFU with Professor Keith Harding – tickets now on sale!

Jan 10, 2018

Get ready to start 2018 with a DFU educational bang!  Following the successful 2016 & 2017 “What’s New in DFU” event series and our 2-day 2017 Conference, Diabetes Feet Australia invites you to this premier event to learn about the latest research, evidence-based practice and new technologies featuring special international guest Professor Keith Harding. Learn…

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The Twelve Weeks of Christmas Healing Down Under

Dec 20, 2017

Well ladies and gentleman, what a year it’s been for our Australian diabetic foot community. This year has been one of the biggest and best this nation has ever seen when it comes to diabetic foot disease. It’s seen the biggest diabetic foot conference ever held in the Southern Hemisphere on the sunny Gold Coast,…

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WHIA’s 12 Days of Christmas – 12 days of exclusive offers

Dec 1, 2017

What better time is there to give than at Christmas time? This December, our partners at Wound Healing Institute Australia are spreading the festive cheer by providing you with 12 offers all the way up to Christmas Day….WHIA’s 12 days of Christmas! Not only that – they are holding a special Christmas Day prize draw…

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World Diabetes Day 2017 – Special Education Offer with WHIA

Nov 14, 2017

Diabetes Feet Australia in partnership with WHIA are celebrating World Diabetes Day with the following special offer: PURCHASE THE FOOT ULCER MODULE FOR $20 AND EARN 6 CPD POINTS! COURSE OVERVIEW: The interactive Foot Ulcer module provides foot assessment, management and prevention strategies for foot ulcers including: Foot ulcer epidemiology and the anatomy of the lower…

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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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