International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot

In 1996 the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) was created to develop Guidelines on the prevention and management of diabetic foot complications. These are the only international and multidisciplinary Guidelines that are produced through a rigorous, scientific process undertaken by health professionals and researchers from all over the world. In addition, the IWGDF produces systematic reviews and a summary for daily practice, which are all published in an international scientific journal and on this website.

These Guidelines are adapted for many different countries and they have been translated into most (currently 26) of the major languages of the world. To stay current, the IWGDF Guidelines are updated every 4 years; existing Guidelines are rewritten and new chapters are added under supervision of the IWGDF Editorial Board.

Read below about our history or about the IWGDF Guidelines today.