Have you heard about the Diabetes and feet toolkit, which is now available to health professionals using the 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease? Here’s some more information on it and why it should become a valuable resource for podiatrists.
The Diabetes and feet toolkit is funded through the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) and developed in collaboration with Diabetes Feet Australia and the Australian Diabetes Society. Here’s some more information on it and why it should become a valuable resource for podiatrists.
The new guidelines and this toolkit are designed for health professionals and disciplines caring for people with diabetes-related foot disease in secondary and tertiary health care settings in Australia.
The Diabetes and feet toolkit was funded by the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), an initiative of the Australian Government and administered by Diabetes Australia, in partnership with Diabetes Feet Australia and the Australian Diabetes Society.
The toolkit should assist health professionals to decide on the recommended evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, management and follow-up care needed for people living with diabetes-related foot disease and covers the following six guidelines:
When using the Diabetes and feet toolkit, if more detailed information on a clinical question or a recommendation is required, we suggest you then refer to the full 2021 Australian evidence-based guidelines for diabetes-related foot disease. You can do this by quickly browsing the contents of each guideline, identifying the question you are most interested in and then read the recommendations made, the reasons why those recommendations were made and considerations on how to implement the recommendation in practice.
Next month: Look out for our feature on the story behind this toolkit’s creation and goals.
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