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 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

Prof. Dr. Dane Wukich

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA Dane K. Wukich, M.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern, […]

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 […]

Prof. Dr. Robert Fitridge

Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital Rob Fitridge is Professor of Vascular Surgery at the University of Adelaide. He is a […]

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 […]

Dr. Katherine Raspovic

Podiatric Surgeon University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA Katherine Raspovic, DPM is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the […]

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. 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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Prof. Dr. Joseph Mills

Vascular Surgeon Baylor College of Medicine Joseph L. Mills, M.D. is a board certified vascular surgeon in Houston. Dr. Mills earned his medical degree at Georgetown […]

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 […]

Dr. Pam Chen

Podiatrist Affiliation to follow Pam Chen is a podiatrist and a credentialed wound clinician with the Royal Hobart Hospital. She is also an early career researcher, […]

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, […]

Prof. Dr. Viv Chuter

Professor of Podiatry University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia Dr Vivienne Chuter is a Professor of Podiatry at the University of Newcastle. She leads a clinically based […]