Diabetes is killing Australians – Can you help us turn that around?

Every 20 seconds a limb is lost somewhere in the world as a consequence of diabetes1…in Australia the number is 1 limb lost every 2 hours2.

Other statistics around people living with Diabetes are just as confronting.

Select the button below to start this short survey, or scroll down to learn more about its importance.

On any given day in Australia:

people will die because of DFD

are living with diabetic foot disease (DFD)

are hospitalised because of DFD

are living with diabetes related amputation

will undergo a diabetes–related amputation

Your input will make a difference!

These statistics are being addressed with programmes that support Health Care Professionals (HCP) in the community space in the prevention and management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU).

To better inform the researchers behind these programmes we ask that you take some time out of your busy day to complete this survey.

We promise that this will only take you 10 minutes for you to complete, but what comes out of this survey may give some of your patients many more years to enjoy life.

Completion of this survey will automatically enter you in for a chance to receive an Australia Diabetic Society membership.

Winners will be randomly selected amongst the pool of GPs who identified themselves in this survey.

Click below to start this survey

References

1. Whiting, D. R., Guariguata, L., Weil, C., and Shaw, J.  “IDF Diabetes Atlas: Global Estimates of the Prevalence of Diabetes for 2011 and 2030.” Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract. 2011. 94 (3): 311-21.

2. Van Netten JJ, Lazzarini PA, Fitridge R, Kinnear E, Griffiths I, Malone M, Perrin BM, Prentice J, Sethi S, Wraight PR. Australian diabetes-related foot disease strategy 2018-2022: The first step towards ending avoidable amputations within a generation. Brisbane: Diabetic Foot Australia, Wound Management CRC; 2017.