Guidelines From Diabetes Canada

Diabetes can cause decreased sensation and circulation of the feet. It is not uncommon for injuries to go unnoticed and eventually become infected. Studies have shown that 85% of lower extremity amputations were caused by a diabetic foot ulcer. This risk may be greatly reduced if the following Diabetic Foot Care Tips are considered.

Do...

Check feet daily for cuts, bruises, & sores

Wash and dry your feet thoroughly  

Apply a good skin lotion daily

Wear proper fitting shoes

See your doctor and foot care specialist    regularly.


Don't...

Soak your feet

Walk bare feet inside or outside

Sit for long periods of time

Wear tight fitting shoes


**NOVEMBER- DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH!

"11 Million Canadians are Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes" (Diabetes Canada, 2013). Understand the risk factors and take charge with healthy lifestyle choices. Click here to take the test