Diabetes update

Have you read the 2021 Australian evidence-based DFD guidelines?


Get 2022 off to a good start by ensuring you review the recently-released guidelines on diabetes-related foot disease; now updated for the first time in 10 years. 


It is so important for podiatrists to be up-to-date on these guidelines, given they have been systematically developed and released for the first time in a decade. 


Diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) is the leading cause of morbidity, mortality and healthcare cost burdens in Australia, and podiatrists can considerably reduce these burdens when implementing guideline-based DFD care. The new Australian guidelines include 98 evidence-based recommendations across the fields of prevention, wound classification, peripheral artery disease, infection, offloading and wound healing interventions.


You can download all six guidelines here or the full guideline is also available to download. These documents should assist health professionals by offering multidisciplinary best practice standards of care for the provision of DFD-related care within Australia.