Guidance documents

The IWGDF Guidance consists of seven documents. First, there is one summary guidance for daily practice. There are five chapters, one each on prevention, footwear and offloading, peripheral artery disease, infection and wound healing interventions. Additionally, one final document describes the definitions and criteria used and advocated. In these documents, we describe the basic principles of prevention and management of foot problems in persons with diabetes. Please find and read the documents below.

Summary guidance

Prevention and management of foot problems in diabetes: a Summary Guidance for daily practice 2015, based on the IWGDF Guidance documents. Please cite this document as: Schaper […]

Guidance on prevention

IWGDF guidance on the prevention of foot ulcers in at-risk patients with diabetes. Please cite as: Bus SA, van Netten JJ, Lavery LA, Monteiro-Soares M, Rasmussen A, […]

Guidance on footwear and offloading

IWGDF guidance on footwear and offloading interventions to prevent and heal foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Please cite as: Bus SA, Armstrong DG, van Deursen RW, […]

Guidance on PAD

IWGDF guidance on the diagnosis, prognosis and management of peripheral artery disease in patients with foot ulcers in diabetes. Please cite as: Hinchliffe RJ, Brownrigg JR, Apelqvist […]

Guidance on infection

IWGDF guidance on the diagnosis and management of foot infections in persons with diabetes. Please cite as: Lipsky BA, Aragón-Sánchez J, Diggle M, Embil J, Kono S, […]

Guidance on wound healing interventions

IWGDF guidance on use of interventions to enhance the healing of chronic ulcers of the foot in diabetes. Please cite as: Game FL, Attinger C, Hartemann A, […]

Definitions & criteria

Several disciplines are involved in the management of diabetic foot disease and having a common vocabulary is essential for clear communication. Thus, based on a review […]