Posts Tagged ‘Diabetic Foot Australia’

Diabetic Foot Australia Conference 2019

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In 2017, we flew in international experts, had thirty speakers, a jam-packed program, and enough cheese to last a long winter in the wilderness. So what’s planned for 2019 you ask? A brand new venue that takes unique to the next level, a social program delivered in DFA’s relaxed style, an interactive exhibition and most importantly, future-focused content with an emphasis on…

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Record Number Of Aussies Will Be Presenting At Next Month’s “8th Olympics Of The Diabetic Foot”

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Article by Diabetic Foot Australia The International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) has been informally known as the “Olympics of the diabetic foot” since 1996. And this year will see a record of 20 Aussie presentations at next month’s 8th ISDF “Olympics” in The Netherlands which is much more than any other “Olympics”. Why…

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Are There Differences In What Different Diabetic Foot Guidelines Recommend?

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Article by Dr Byron Perrin, Diabetic Foot Australia A new study just published in the journal Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews has found that there are many differences between recommendations made in national diabetic foot disease guidelines (including Australia’s) and those made in the peak International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) guidelines. This first-of-its-kind study from a diverse…

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Are We In A New Wound Dressing Era For DFUs?

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Article by Dr Pete Lazzarini, Diabetic Foot Australia A new high-quality randomised controlled trial (RCT) reporting a new dressing that helps heal diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) quicker has been published in the world’s leading diabetes journal, The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. This new RCT reports “LeucoPatch” – a new multi-layered dressing patch made up of the patient’s own…

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Would You Recognise Your Feet In A Lineup?

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Article by Diabetic Foot Australia – read more here: https://www.diabeticfootaustralia.org/world-diabetes-day-2018/  Men…We’re Looking At You Studies have shown men have a certain reluctance in tackling health concerns, and much prefer to fix those pesky foot problems with the good ol’ band-aid approach. If you think about all the men in your family and life, you probably have a…

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Time to Put Your Feet First – National Diabetes Week 2018

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They walk us around all day, squeeze into uncomfortable shoes, take a knock here and there and rarely complain. But for people with diabetes, feet are also often over-looked as the management of other aspects of diabetes takes higher priority. And with 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes, and 50,000 Australians living with diabetic foot…

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Leading Diabetes Organisations Join Forces to End Avoidable Amputations in a Generation

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Diabetic foot disease (DFD) is globally recognised as the leading cause of all lower-limb amputations, and in Australia alone, it results in 4,400 amputations, 27,600 hospitalisations and nearly 1,700 deaths each year.  The Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (Wound CRC), Wound Innovations and the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS), today announced that Diabetic Foot Australia…

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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…

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