[Interpretation of 2019 International Working Group on Diabetic Foot guidelines on the prevention and management of diabetic foot disease].Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 2020; 34(1):16-20ZX
The 8th World International Symposium on the Diabetic Foot (ISDF) Conference which was sponsored by the International Working Group on Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) was held in the Hague between May 22nd and May 25th, 2019. The conference issued the 2019 IWGDF guidelines on the prevention and management of diabetic foot disease. The update to the 2015 edition of the guidelines involves the following 6 chapters: prevention of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes; offloading foot ulcers in patients with diabetes; diagnosis, prognosis, and management of peripheral arterial disease in patients with a foot ulcer and diabetes; diagnosis and treatment of foot infection in patients with diabetes; interventions to enhance healing of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes; classification of diabetic foot ulcers. This guideline has been changed more than the previous edition. In this paper, the guidelines will be interpreted to provide cutting-edge information for domestic diabetic foot researchers.