Barrie Foot Clinic
DIABETIC FOOT FACTS
Avoiding Foot Complications of Diabetes
DID YOU KNOW...
- 2.4 million Canadians live with Diabetes.
- 50% of Diabetics are between 25 and 64 years of age.
- 60-70% will develop Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy or loss of sensation in their feet.
- Physical activity is important for Diabetic prevention and management.
CHIROPODISTS HELP KEEP YOU ON YOUR FEET!
DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
Over time Diabetes can cause a loss of feeling in the feet. This complication can lead to unknown blisters, cuts or pressure sores that do not heal. Diabetes can also lower the amount of blood flow to the feet.
PREVENTION IS KEY
Regular foot assessments are important in the prevention of complications. At the BARRIE FOOT CLINIC an assessment includes testing of small and large nerve fibres for early detection of neuropathy, blood flow testing and an overall evaluation of your foot health. Regular footcare every 6-8 weeks is also available if needed.
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