We're highlighting the impact of Diabetic foot disease
Question: According to Beyoncé, who runs the world?
But did you know...
- There are currently over 199 million women living with diabetes
- Two out of every five women with diabetes are of reproductive age, accounting for over 60 million women worldwide
- Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths per year
- Women with type 2 diabetes are almost 10 times more likely to have coronary heart disease than women without the condition
So who is really running the world? With an estimated 313 million women living with diabetes by 2040, is diabetes running the world?
This year for World Diabetes Day, not only are we highlighting the national burden of diabetic foot disease in Australia, but also providing a national strategy to guide Australia's efforts towards ending avoidable amputations within a generation.
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This Strategy was written by Diabetes Feet Australia with input from various national and state peak bodies, interdisciplinary foot disease services and individual experts from the Australian diabetic foot disease (DFD) community.
Tackling the national Burden
So how are we helping to tackle this national burden?
Diabetes Feet Australia has established the Australian Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Strategy 2018-2022 to guide Australia’s efforts toward reducing the burden of Diabetic foot disease in this country.
Written by Diabetes Feet Australia with input from various national and state peak bodies, interdisciplinary foot disease services and individual experts from the Australian diabetic foot disease (DFD) community, this strategy is the first on Australia’s pathway to reaching our goal of ending avoidable amputations within a generation.
Access to Screening Services
All people with diabetes should have access to annual DFD screening and understand their risk of developing diabetes-related foot disease
Access to Prevention Services
All people at-risk of diabetes-related foot disease should have access to preventative
evidence-based healthcare from appropriately trained health professionals
Access to Multi-Disciplinary Treatment
All people with diabetes-related foot disease should have access to
evidence-based healthcare from specialised interdisciplinary foot disease services
Training for Quality Care
All health professionals and specialised interdisciplinary foot disease services caring for people with, or at-risk of, diabetes-related foot disease should demonstrate they meet minimum Australian evidence-based standards
Monitoring for Quality Care
All health service regions should report their diabetes-related foot disease outcomes
annually to monitor progress towards ending avoidable amputations
Guidelines for Quality Care
Australian national diabetes-related foot disease guidelines should continually reflect the most up-to-date robust evidence to guide standards for healthcare provision and outcome reporting
An “Australian Research Agenda for Diabetes-Related Foot Disease” should be developed and endorsed to guide national research priorities
Clinical Trials Network
An “Australian Diabetes-Related Foot Disease Clinical Trials Network” should be established to provide national research support and leadership
Investments in research and development for diabetes-related foot disease should be
proportionate to the national health burden caused by the disease