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Diabetic Foot Care

What is a Diabetic Foot?

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

  • When diabetes is not well 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 neuropath, which cause loss of sensation on the bottom of the feet.
  • Why losing sensation can lead to foot problems? Because it 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 and infections and in serious cases it may even lead to 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 do get a sore or infection.

Our team of foot care nurses can also help you to keep up with your foot care and prevent future issues. Here is an overview of our Diabetic Foot and Foot Care services:

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 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.

Corns and Calluses Care

  • Our experts offer services to reduce/remove corns and calluses.
  • We provide information to clients to aid in prevention of future corns and calluses development.
  • Our collaborative approach ensures individuals and their caregivers have a chance to express their needs, concerns and preferences.
  • We engage our clients in self-care and self-management strategies to aid in prevention of future corn development.
  • Our experts make referrals when deemed necessary (i.e., orthotics, custom footwear).

Nail Care

  • Our team of experts are highly skilled in nail assessments and treatments.
  • Our experts provide treatment of a variety of nail issues, such as overgrown nails, thickened nails, involuted/ingrown nails, fungal nails, brittle nails, and more.
  • We ensure individuals and their caregivers have a chance to express their needs, concerns and preferences.
  • We engage our clients in self-care and self-management practices to aid in prevention of future nail issues.
  • Our experts make referrals when deemed necessary.

Wart Treatments

  • Our team provides minor wart treatments.
  • We use a collaborative approach to ensures individuals’ needs, concerns and preferences are considered and addressed.
  • We engage our clients in self-care and self-management practices that will avoid reoccurrence of future warts.
  • Our experts make referrals when deemed necessary.

Structural Deformities of the Feet

  • Our team provides various supports for structural deformities of the foot (i.e., spacers).
  • We make recommendations for treatment based on your foot examination findings.
  • We use a collaborative approach to ensures individuals’ needs, concerns and preferences are considered and addressed.
  • We engage our clients in self-care and self-management strategies to aid in the treatment of structural foot deformities.
  • Our experts make referrals when deemed necessary.

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

Here are some recommendations to add do your daily routine to keep standing on your own two feet:

  • Control your blood sugar level
  • Check your feet every day, even if they feel okay
  • Wash and dry your feet every day
  • Keep the skin hydrated and smooth
  • 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.