Definitions and criteria for diabetes-related foot disease (IWGDF 2023 update)

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot

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Abstract

Multiple disciplines are involved in the management of diabetes-related foot disease and a common vocabulary is essential for clear communication. Based on the systematic reviews of the literature that form the basis of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) Guidelines, the IWGDF has developed a set of definitions and criteria for diabetes-related foot disease. This document describes the 2023 update of these definitions and criteria. We suggest these definitions be used consistently in both clinical practice and research, to facilitate clear communication with people with diabetes-related foot disease and between professionals around the world.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDiabetes/metabolism research and reviews
Early online date2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2023

Keywords

  • definition
  • diabetes
  • foot disease

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