DIABETES across the LIFECOURSE – Northern Australia Partnership

Improving systems of care and services for people with diabetes and their families in rural and remote Australia (NT, FNQ & Kimberley)

Top End Diabetes Foot Project (SAHMRI)

Top End Diabetes Foot Project (funded by SAHMRI).

South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity are delivering a program to reduce diabetes-related foot complications and amputations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. This is a national program, with activities covering South Australia, the Northern Territory, northern Western Australia and Far North Queensland. SAHMRI has engaged regional groups to determine priorities. SAHMRI has limited to funding to allocate to each region over two years.

In the Top End, staff from Menzies are working with AMSANT, NT Health (inclusive of Department of Health and Top End Health Services) and the NT PHN to consult with stakeholders and collaboratively create an Top End Implementation Plan.

Presentations from the Top End Diabetes Foot Forum (11 August 2020):

  • Powerpoint: Evidence-based best practice in diabetes foot complications, Ms Sally Lamond, Senior Podiatrist: S Lamond presentation