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

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

Workgroup Definitions & Criteria

Dr. Peter Lazzarini

Associate professor Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Allied Health Research Collaborative, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Associate Professor Pete Lazzarini […]

Prof. Dr. Matilde Monteiro-Soares

Podiatrist / Assistant teacher / Researcher Coordinator of Podiatry course @ Portuguese Red Cross School of Health - Lisbon Assistant Teacher at MEDCIDS –  Departamento de Medicina da […]

Dr. Prashanth Vas

Consultant Diabetologist King's College London, UK Dr Prash Vas is a Consultant Diabetologist and Diabetic Foot Physician at Kings College Hospital, London. The King’s Diabetes Foot […]

Dr. Edgar Peters

Internist (infectious diseases and acute medicine) Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Edgar J.G. Peters (Heerenveen, Friesland, The Netherlands) started medical school at VU University Medical Center, […]

Dr. Jaap J. van Netten

Senior researcher / Human movement scientist Department of Rehabilitation, Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Dr. Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist from the Netherlands, […]

A/Prof. Dr. Sicco A. Bus

Human movement scientist Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Dr. Sicco Bus is a human movement scientist and works as an associate professor and principle investigator at […]

Prof. Dr. Eric Senneville

Specialist in Infectious Diseases Gustave Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France Prof Eric Senneville, MD, PhD,  trained in medicine in Lille University, France before specializing from 1983 to […]

Dr. J. Apelqvist

Senior consultant and associate professor Department of endocrinology University hospital of Skåne in Malmö, and division for clinical sciences University of Lund (Sweden) Jan Apelqvist is […]

Prof. Nicolaas C. Schaper

Internist-endocrinologist Dept. Internal Medicine, Div. Endocrinology, Maastricht University Hospital, the Netherlands. Nicolaas Schaper is since several decades closely involved in the diabetic foot. His research is […]

Prof. Dr. Robert J Hinchliffe

Professor of vascular surgery University of Bristol Robert Hinchliffe is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Bristol, Bristol Surgical Trials Centre and Bristol NIHR […]

Prof. Dr. Frances Game

Diabetologist University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust Professor Fran Game has been a consultant Diabetologist at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS […]