Definitions & criteria (2019 version)

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 of the literature, the IWGDF has developed a set of definitions for our documents and that we suggest may be used in research and clinical practice.

Download the definitions and criteria via the button below. Please refer to this document as: “Van Netten et al. Definitions and criteria for diabetis foot disease. Diab Metab Res Rev. 2020. e3268.”

The IWGDF Definitions and Criteria team members are already busy working on the 2023 update. You can read about the working group members below.

Workgroup Definitions & Criteria