Future of diabetic foot offloading

Article by Diabetic Foot Australia A new publication on plantar tissue stress received wide acclaim at this year’s 8th International Diabetic Foot Symposium with many suggesting it may shape the future of diabetic foot offloading treatments. The paper was authored by several leading offloading experts from the US (Crews & Najafi), Netherlands (van Netten & Bus Netherlands), UK (Chadwick) and…

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The New Global Diabetic Foot Guidelines Are Here!

Article by Diabetic Foot Australia | Register for the DFA2019 Conference here The new IWGDF global diabetic foot disease guidelines were officially launched at the International Symposium of the Diabetic Foot last week in the Netherlands. These guidelines have been the gold standard diabetic foot guidelines for over 20 years, are updated every 4 years,…

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Olympics of the diabetic foot

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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AreThereDifferencesinDFUGuidelines

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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Diabetic Foot Australia Wound Dressings Research

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 Line Up?

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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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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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 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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