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Divisions of ADS (NADC/DFA)

Divisions of ADS (NADC/DFA)

The operations and functions of the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) and Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA) are independently managed by steering committees under the guidance of the National Council and auspices of Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) Limited. NADC and DFA are divisions of the ADS.

National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC)

The National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) was established in 1994 as a national collective of Diabetes Centres that seek to improve the standard of care available to people with diabetes. These Diabetes Centres strive to be Centres of Excellence in diabetes care. Our standards are underpinned by the principles of chronic disease management, including a multidisciplinary approach with an effective system of service delivery, integration and co-ordination of care between different services and service providers (including general practice), support for self-management, evidence-based decision support and clinical information systems, with the focus being on proactive maintenance of good health and complications prevention. NADC Diabetes Centres aim to bridge the gap between the acute care hospital system, and the long-term chronic care of primary care and community services. The NADC is an organisation jointly established by the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA). Since March 2015, NADC is a division of the Australian Diabetes Society.

For information about the NADC and its objectives, including membership please visit the NADC website at

Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA) 

Diabetes Feet Australia (DFA) has been established to help reduce the incidence and impact of foot disease on the lives of Australians living with Diabetes. DFA has engaged with multiple partner organisations across Australia to create a national body for people suffering diabetic foot disease. A multidisciplinary approach to the Diabetic Foot patient is critical to delivery of a gold standard of treatment. DFA advocates a coordinated approach by Health Professionals, Researchers, Government & Industry as critical to achieving its vision of ending avoidable amputations in a generation. Since July 2018, DFA is a division of the Australian Diabetes Society. 

For more information about DFA and its activities, please visit the DFA website at