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Diabetic Wound Care

Foot problems are very common in people with diabetes and can lead to serious complications.

  • When diabetes is not regulated the blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high and over time this can damage nerves or blood vessels.
  • Nerve damage from diabetes can lead to neuropathy, which causes loss of sensation on the bottom of the feet.
  • Losing sensation in the foot can lead to foot injuries, as individuals may not feel a cut, a blister or a sore in their feet.
  • These injuries can cause diabetic foot ulcers, infections, and, in serious cases, even amputation.
  • Damage to the blood vessels can also mean that the affected feet do not get enough blood and oxygen, which will affect healing of a wound in your feet if you get a sore or infection.

Our team of wound care nurses are high qualified in diabetic foot ulcer treatment and provide guidance to help you keep up with your diabetic foot care.

Preventative Foot Examinations for People with Diabetes

  • Our team provides foot examinations (monofilament test) to identify numbness in your foot that affects the sensation and results in foot trauma.
  • We make recommendations based on risk to develop foot problems (e.g., appropriate footwear, orthotics, etc.).
  • Our experts make referrals to foot care specialist when deemed necessary.
  • We provide foot care education and help our clients to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to implement daily foot self-care actions.
  • We engage our clients in foot self-care practices to prevent the development of future foot or nail issues.
  • Our collaborative approach ensures individuals and their caregivers have a chance to express their needs, concerns and preferences.

If you have diabetes, you play an important role in preventing diabetic foot.

Here are some recommendations to add do your daily routine for prevention of diabetic foot ulcers:

  • Control your blood sugar level
  • Check your feet every day, even if they feel okay
  • Have monofilament test at least 1x/year
  • Wash and dry your feet and bettween your toes daily
  • Keep the skin hydrated and smooth with an appropriate moisturizer cream
  • Wear comfortable shoes and socks at all times
  • Protect your feet from trauma by never walking barefoot 
  • Protect your feet from hot and cold
  • If you cannot see, reach, and feel your feet, use a mirror or ask a friend or family member to do so
  • Visit a foot care nurse often to provide foot and nails care for you
  • See your primary practitioner and ask a referral to a wound care specialist if you have a cut or blister that won’t heal in a week.