Why out of all the conditions you could be diagnosed with, do we, as Chiropodists, have a particular focus on diabetes and diabetic foot care? While we provide routine foot care for all ages and conditions, patients with diabetes make up about 10%. That’s almost 800 people. 😱
What makes Diabetic foot care different?
At Werkman, Boven & Associates, we provide an array of foot care, including “routine care.” This foot care includes corn and callus care and nail care. Diabetic foot care is a special routine care that, along with corn, callus and nail care, includes annual sensation and temperature checks and additional attention to the overall health of your feet at each visit. If left untreated, conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, and ulcers or wounds may result in serious complications requiring more aggressive therapies and hospitalization. Get professional diabetic foot care from a chiropodist today to prevent such problems so you can put your best foot forward.
Wounds & Ulcers
A common concern we see from patients with diabetes is the formation of wounds or ulcers. Often the ulcer is formed due to the lack of sensation in parts of the foot, and the person doesn’t notice the wound until it is too late. Additionally, from reduced circulation, these wounds take longer to heal. Our chiropodists can help the healing process of the wound by cleaning up the dead tissue, using appropriate dressings and offloading the area. Kaitlin Boven can also apply a Total Contact Cast, a plaster casting system that expedites wound healing.
Eleven million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes, which means that it is likely that you, or someone you know, have it. Schedule a diabetic assessment today to take the best care of your feet, and check out Diabetes Canada for more information.