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Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J6
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November 10, 2015
Category: Diabetes
Tags: Diabetes   Wound   Ulcer   Cambridge   Foot  

 

The staff at Achilles Foot Specialists and Custom Orthotics spent all of last weekend in Ottawa at the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM) conference learning about all sorts of ways that we can serve you- our patients- better. One major topic this year was that of diabetic wound care.  The question often comes up in practice “why do Diabetics need special attention when it comes to wounds?”

The answer to this question is multifaceted but the reality is that diabetics tend to have poorer blood supply, less sensation, and other co-morbidities that can severely impede healability. A non healing wound can lead to infection, amputation and even death.  And therefore a small blister for one person can be life threatening to a diabetic.

If you have Diabetes, there are some simple actions you can take daily to reduce the likelihood of developing a wound:

  • Look at your feet EVERY SINGLE DAY!
  • Wear white socks so that you can see if your feet have been bleeding during the day
  • Keep your feet clean and in between your toes DRY
  • Inspect for cracks and dry skin and moisturize the bottom of your feet
  • Report  any new foot pain to your chiropodist IMMEDIATELY

If you do develop a wound, your chiropodist will have the knowledge, tools and supplies to act fast and provide local wound care, address your concerns, and help to prevent future occurrences and infection. SO give us a call today at 519-624-4122 if you have diabetes!

Happy Tuesday! 



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Chiropodist - Cambridge, Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch, 366 Hespeler Road, Cambridge Ontario, N1R 6J6 519-624-4122