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 stop and think about the reasons why, and leads to one very important question. What can and should we do to end avoidable amputations within a generation?
Here at DFA, one of the ways we’re tackling that question is to focus on the important role research plays. And how we can improve future national research opportunities by building the “Australian Research Agenda for diabetes-related foot disease”. But to build it, we need your valuable thoughts and ideas.
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM?
We are looking for two passionate consumer representatives, who want to help make a difference by sharing their personal experience and expertise with diabetes-related foot disease and foot health. For these voluntary positions, we’d ideally like representatives who:
- are based in Australia
- live with diabetes and have a history of having lived with a diabetes-related foot ulcer, or live with diabetes but without a history of diabetes-related foot ulcers
- have had previous experience/involvement as a consumer representative or a keen interest in this area
To learn more – download our consumer application guide.
Applications close Tuesday 19th May – we look forward to hearing from you!