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. 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. 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. Peter Lazzarini

Podiatrist and Senior Researcher School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Allied Health Research Collaborative, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, […]

Prof. Dr. Matilde Monteiro-Soares

Podiatrist / Assistant teacher / Researcher Podiatrist / Assistant Teacher at MEDCIDS –  Departamento de Medicina da Comunidade Informação e Decisão em Saúde and  Researcher at Center […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Rachael Forsythe

Vascular surgeon (in training) /  Honorary research fellow Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Rachael Forsythe is a vascular surgery trainee in […]

Dr. Edgar Peters

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

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 […]