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Diabetes high risk foot services

Foot ulceration is one of the leading causes of hospitalisation for people with diabetes, and in serious cases, can lead to amputation. Diabetes-related foot complications are serious and best managed by multidisciplinary high risk foot services.

Compliance with published standards will ensure that people with diabetes-related foot complications are provided with best practice, evidence-based care.

Snapshot of diabetes-related foot complications in NSW

In 2017-18...
There were +40,500 episodes of care
for diabetes-related foot complications

Standards

Standards for High Risk Foot Services in NSW 2014

Standards for providing treatment to people with diabetes-related foot complications for high risk foot services, based on national and international guidelines.

View standards

For clinicians and services

What to improve

Read about the four clinical priority areas to effectively manage diabetes-related foot ulcers:

  1. referral and triage
  2. multidisciplinary care
  3. footwear and orthotics
  4. coordination of ongoing care

How to improve

Explore options for different organisational models to tailor clinical services for your local requirements:

  • medical led high risk foot service
  • allied health (podiatry) / nurse led high risk foot service

Additional resources

Contact the Diabetes and Endocrine Network

Email the team at aci-diabetes@health.nsw.gov.au or visit the ACI Diabetes and Endocrine Network.

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