National Diabetes Week

National Diabetes Week 2017 

Our partner organisation Diabetic Foot Australia has prepared some relevant material and will be updating you on new information about the growing burden of foot disease in people with diabetes throughout all week.

Click HERE to read updates

Today they re-release a popular ‘Canberra’ infographic as a reminder of the scale & seriousness of the threat posed by Diabetic Foot Disease to the people of Australia.

The infographic highlights some alarming statistics in light of recent Australian research:

  • Total number of Australians with diabetic foot disease has increased from 300,000 to 380,000 people
  • We now know that 4 people die daily as a result of diabetic foot disease
  • Hospitalisations have increased hugely – previously there were 500-600 people in hospital each night, now nearly 1000 people are in hospital each night – which is the total capacity of Canberra’s hospitals 
  • We now know that the conservative cost of hospitalisations is approximately $1 million dollars PER DAY.

Click HERE to download the updated infographic for free!


If you would like to support Diabetic Foot Australia on their fight to eliminate Diabetic Foot Disease please consider supporting their upcoming events listed below.


‘What’s New in DFU’ Queensland events in July

Join Diabetic Foot Australia and its international experts Dr Sicco Bus (NL), Dr Peter Lazzarini, Dr John Bingley, Ms Fiona Murray, Mr Jason Warnock in locations at Townsville and Brisbane!

Following on from our 2016 successful series of ‘What’s New in DFU’ evenings, Diabetic Foot Australia is hitting the road in July with not one – but two – ‘What’s New in DFU’ Queensland events.

Join their Townsville and Brisbane events to be updated on the latest cutting edge research, treatments, technologies and practice in diabetic foot disease.

This is your opportunity to network and meet with national leaders from Diabetic Foot Australia and the broader diabetic foot community while you enjoy a gourmet selection of canapes and drinks as you hear about ‘What’s new in DFU’.

During Diabetes Week, DFA are delighted to also offer a 25% discount off upcoming Queensland ‘What’s New’ Events.

Enter Promo Code DFUDISBNE when purchasing your ticket to secure a 25% discount!

Click here to learn more about the ‘What New Brisbane’ & Book  

Enter Promo Code DFUDISTSV when purchasing your ticket to secure a 25% discount!

Click here to learn more about the ‘What New Townsville’ & Book  


DFA Conference 2017 

The DFA Conference 2017 is the evolution of the highly acclaimed Sydney Diabetic Foot conferences of 2013 and 2015. You will see some of the globe’s most renowned researchers and clinicians in the fields of diabetes and foot disease on the Gold Coast.

Just metres from the beach front, enjoy a spectacular scientific and social program. Plenary lectures and workshops reflect  2017 theme and logo: wound infection, vascular surgery, multi-disciplinary treatment and biomechanics.

The conference welcomes delegates from all multidisciplinary specialties caring for people with diabetic foot disease, and offers unique content for everyone, from people working every day at the coalface of the disease to researchers studying the solutions of the future.

Click here to learn more about DFA Conference 2017

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