There are more than 4400 amputations every year in Australia as a result of diabetes, and it is estimated that 85% of these are preventable if problems are detected early and managed appropriately. Diabetes WA supports people with diabetes to look after their feet, and provides training and advice to health professionals.

FootSmart

FootSmart is a 3 hour workshop to help people with diabetes to understand how to check and care for their feet, including daily checks, regular podiatry check-ups, and appropriate footwear. It is part of the Smarts suite of workshops, and is suitable for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Attending FootSmart is free for everyone registered on the NDSS, and does not take up an allied health visit.

Find a session coming up near you.

To refer a patient, download the Diabetes Group Education Referral Form.

Contact us about becoming a FootSmart facilitator

 

DESMOND

DESMOND is a one day workshop designed to support people living with type 2 diabetes. Attending DESMOND is free for everyone registered on the NDSS, and does not take up an allied health visit.

Patient benefits:

  • Increases understanding of diabetes
  • Increases self-management behaviours
  • Reduce HbA1c and reduces cardiovascular risks
  • Reduces risk of hospitalisations
  • Improves quality of life
  • Increases patient activation

Find a session coming up near you.

To refer a patient, download the Diabetes Group Education Referral Form.

Become a DESMOND facilitator

Diabetes WA has also worked with Aboriginal communities to co-design a culturally appropriate version of DESMOND. In 2020 we will be tra8ining Aboriginal Health Workers to deliver the program in community.

Contact us for more information

 

DAFNE

DAFNE is a five day workshop for people with type 1 diabetes, equipping participants with strategies to self-manage their insulin doses, exercise, illness, and alcohol intake more safely.

 

Helpline

The Diabetes WA helpline is for people living with diabetes, support people, health professionals, and anyone else who needs advice about diabetes.  Call 1300 001 880 between 8:30am and 4:30pm week day to speak to a credentialled diabetes educator.

 

Telehealth

The Diabetes Telehealth service is a free service delivered by Diabetes WA through a partnership with the WA Country Health Service. We provide diabetes education and support to people living in regional and remote WA where local services are limited or do not exist.

 

Technology to reduce foot amputations in the Kimberley

Staff from Diabetes WA and Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service learning to use Silhouette to track foot ulcers in patients living with diabetes.For the first time in Australia, Diabetes WA have funded a number of ARANZ medical Silhouette Star point of care devices for Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services.

With the portable point of care devices, remote healthcare providers will be able to accurately image, measure and record diabetic wound/skin healing data during assessments, and specialist care and advice can be obtained quickly via the internet no matter where they are located.

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Western Australian Foot Care Annual Meeting (WAFCAM)

WAFCAMDiabetes WA was a key supporter of WAFCAM in December 2019, including Wounds Australia’s High Risk Foot Symposium.

If you are interested in receiving information about future WAFCAM events or in becoming part of a collective database of health professionals who can be called upon to participate in WA foot care initiatives, contact events@diabeteswa.com.au

 

 

 

 

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