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
There were +40,500
episodes of care
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.
For clinicians and services
What to improve
Read about the four clinical priority areas to effectively manage diabetes-related foot ulcers:
- referral and triage
- multidisciplinary care
- footwear and orthotics
- 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
- Monitoring and evaluation plan
- High risk foot service directory
- Healthy Deadly Feet
- National Association of Diabetes Centres, Collaborative Interdisciplinary Diabetes High Risk Foot Services Standards
Contact the Diabetes and Endocrine Network
Email the team at email@example.com or visit the ACI Diabetes and Endocrine Network.