November is Diabetes Awareness Month!
The Diabetes Canada website offers comprehensive resources for people living with diabetes. Here is one example of what we found:
Diabetes and your feet
“Diabetes can cause nerve damage (also known as diabetes peripheral neuropathy) and poor blood flow or circulation to the legs and feet (also known as peripheral arterial disease). As a result, people 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. Unnoticed and untreated, even small foot injuries can quickly become infected, potentially leading to serious complications.
Prevention is the best medicine. Being able to identify signs of foot problems can go a long way in preventing complications.” Learn more about foot care from Diabetes Canada. Wounds Canada also publishes helpful information.
If you are living with diabetes, know your risks and take action. Learn more about the proactive Diabetic Footcare & Education services we offer at Werkman, Boven & Associates in Oakville. Call to book your diabetic footcare appointment today.