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. Please download the definitions and criteria via the button below.

Workgroup Definitions & Criteria

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. 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 […]

Prof. Dr. Gerry Rayman

Consultant Physician The Diabetes Centre and Diabetes Research Unit, East Suffolk and North East NHS Foundation Trust Hon. Professor University of East Anglia and University of […]

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. 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. Benjamin A. Lipsky

Prof. Benjamin A. Lipsky MD, FACP, FIDSA, FRCP (London), FFPM-RCPS (Glasg) Professor Lipsky is currently Professor of Medicine Emeritus at University of Washington, Seattle. He was […]

Dr. Jaap J. van Netten

Senior researcher Department of Rehabilitation, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia Dr. Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist […]

Dr. Sicco A. Bus

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