has divided the world in seven regions spread over one hundred fifty countries with one hundred eighty representatives.
Diggle et al., "IWGDF
guidance on the diagnosis and management of foot infections in persons with diabetes," Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, vol.
In this pilot study, the "IDSA and IWGDF
classification of diabetic foot infection" was used.
Regarding the degree of risk of foot ulceration of the participants according to the IWGDF
categorization, (6) it was found that more than 60% had some degree of risk, predominating slight risk; without statistically significant difference per foot (Table 2).
Bakker, and International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, "Prevention and management of foot problems in diabetes: a Summary Guidance for Daily Practice 2015, based on the IWGDF
Guidance Documents," Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews, vol.
Especially in the IWGDF
grade 2, Wagner's grade 2/4 DFUs, and N-IFU patients (Table 1).
Recognising the problem of foot complications, the Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) has published Diabetes Foot Care Guidelines for Primary Healthcare Providers, modelled on those published by the IWGDF
. (4) The Diabetic Foot Working Group (DFWG), a multidisciplinary organisation, was formed in 2007, with the aim of improving foot care for people with diabetes in South Africa.
Bakker, "Prevention and management of foot problems in diabetes: a summary guidance for daily practice 2015, based on the IWGDF
guidance documents," Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, vol.
Our aim in International Working Group on Diabetic Foot (IWGDF
) he said was to create awareness besides filling gaps in diabetic foot care.
The diagnosis of foot infection was made based on the criteria of the International Work Group of Diabetic Foot (IWGDF
).8 DFO di- agnosis was made via biopsy whenever the bone was exposed; when this was not the case the di- agnosis was made by means of physical examina- tion findings laboratory results and other imaging techniques.
Van Netten, and International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot, "The 2015 IWGDF
guidance documents on prevention and management of foot problems in diabetes: development of an evidence-based global consensus," Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, vol.
latest recommendations by IWGDF
will be held on August 21st.