Diabetes Awareness Month is November!
Prevention is the Best Medicine!
Identifying signs of foot problems early and taking immediate action can prevent complications. If you are living with diabetes, know your risks and take action. Learn more about the proactive approach we take to diabetic footcare and education at Werkman, Boven & Associates in Oakville. Call to book your diabetic footcare appointment today.
How Diabetes Can Affect Your Feet
Diabetes can cause nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) and poor blood flow to the legs and feet (peripheral arterial disease). That means people living with diabetes are less likely to feel a foot injury, such as a blister or cut. Diabetes can make these injuries more difficult to heal. Small foot injuries that aren’t noticed or are left untreated can quickly become infected and that can potentially lead to serious complications.
November 14 is World Diabetes Day!
Take a moment this month to browse the Diabetes Canada website for extensive resources for people living with diabetes, including:
Diabetes Basics. Information about the disease and how Diabetes Canada helps those affected. Test your knowledge and learn more about complications.
Recently diagnosed? For more information about the next steps for your particular diagnosis.
Signs, risks & prevention. Knowing the signs and symptoms of diabetes will help you to identify possible diabetes earlier.
Managing diabetes. Discover tools, resources, tips and recipes to better manage diabetes.
Learn more about preventing complications. If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can lead to a variety of complications, including heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, amputation and more.
The Wounds Canada website is chock full of helpful information for patients and caregivers on preventing and managing:
- leg ulcers
- skin tears
- surgical wounds
- minor burns and trauma
- malignant wounds
- vascular insufficiency
- foot deformity
- peripheral arterial disease
- pressure injuries
- diabetic foot ulcers
Looking after your feet is an important part of managing diabetes. See your Chiropodist today!