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The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends all persons living with diabetes to have at least one foot examination per year completed by a Certified Foot Care Nurse. This exam would include foot care education, support and encouragement for self-care preventative maintenance. Clients identified with increased risk are followed on a more regular basis, such as every three months or more based on their risk category.

A Certified Foot Care Nurse is available at the WRTHS Health Centre twice a month to provide basic foot care to diabetics and elders in the community. Basic foot care includes the following:

  • Basic Foot and Lower Limb Assessment

  • Basic Wound Assessment

  • Basic Footwear Assessment/Examination

  • Corn and Callus Reduction

  • Nail Care

  • Client Education and Health Promotion (Foot related)

  • Referrals to Footwear Fittings

  • Referrals to Medical Specialists

To book an appointment for yourself or make a referral for a family member in need of basic foot care contact the Home & Community Care program at the WRTHS Health Centre.

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