Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022

The first step towards ending avoidable amputations within a generation


Diabetic Foot Australia September 2017


On any given day in Australia, the national burden of diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) is
• 300,000 people are at-risk of developing DFD
• 50,000 people are living with DFD
• 12,500 people are living with a diabetes-related amputation
• 1,000 people are in hospital because of DFD
• 12 people will undergo a diabetes-related amputation
• 4 people will die because of DFD
• $4 million will be spent managing DFD
To reduce this large national burden, the following three priorities should be addressed for people
with, or at-risk of, DFD:
A. Access to affordable and effective care
B. Provision of safe quality care
C. Research and development to improve patient outcomes

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