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Save the date: EDFN National Conference 2023

Registrations have opened for the 2023 EDFN National Conference. The EDFN will once again be presenting expert speakers, latest research and hot topics, and examples of best practice at the free, onli...

Feedback sought on update to NICE diabetic foot guideline

A draft update to the NICE guideline, ‘Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management’, is now out for consultation.   The authors of the update to guideline NG19, which was published in August 201...

Latest EDFN podcast from David Wylie: ‘Connecting the system to more of itself’ is key to tackling inequality

Connectivity, economy of scale and ‘not protecting your own scran’ must be at the heart of services treating diabetic foot and other foot diseases, says the Associate NMAHP Director at NHS Education f...

The management of ankle and hindfoot fractures in people with diabetes

A new article examines the special attention required in the management of ankle fractures among people with diabetes, to reduce the risk of complications and injury. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Ng...

Sign up to Hypo Awareness Week to receive resource pack

There is still time to sign up to this year’s Hypo Awareness Week, which aims to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia among healthcare workers in hospitals and primary care sites. Registrations are still ...

Launch of Hypo Audit

The impact of Hypo Awareness Week in hospitals will be measured with the launch of a national Hypo Audit. Hypo Awareness Week is an annual campaign designed to improve the awareness, education and man...

Inpatient care of diabetic foot complications under the spotlight

The role of inpatient podiatry teams and their impact on outcomes has been examined in a new article in the Journal of Diabetes Nursing. Authors Joelle Baynham and Debbie Sharman, both Consultant Podi...

Post-transplant patients do not incur worse DFU outcomes, new study says

Research into the outcomes of people with diabetic foot ulcer following kidney transplantation has found their outcomes are no worse than those who have not undergone a transplant, despite immunosuppr...

Stem cell therapy linked to lower rates of amputation in diabetic foot cases, meta-analysis shows

The use of stem cell therapy has been found to be “significantly” more effective in the treatment of diabetic foot compared to traditional methods, meta-analysis has found. Researchers found that stem...

Rising number of amputations coupled with fewer podiatrists is creating an ‘unsustainable model’, warns RCPod’s Head of Policy

Increasing recruitment into podiatry is ‘essential’ in the fight against rising rates of amputations, says the Royal College of Podiatry’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs in the latest EDFN podcast....

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