Healthy Feet and Your Patients
The CPG Tool Kit for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada is a handy reference for healthcare professionals which includes major themes from the 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada—diabetes and cardiovascular disease; foot care; organization of care; pregnancy and children; lifestyle and physical activity; and access to and promotion of diabetes education.
Foot Care Tool Kit
The Canadian Diabetes Association has partnered with the Canadian Association of Wound Care for this theme to provide you and your patients with a number of helpful foot care resources. The Foot Care Tool Kit focuses on helping your patients to understand preventative self-care and on providing you with the tools for foot examination, treatment and referrals.
Resources for healthcare professionals
Awareness: For display in your office or health centre, or the facilities of your community partners, the tool kit contains three posters to help raise awareness of patients’ risk for diabetes-related foot problems, warning signs, and important steps to take to protect their feet.
Screening/treatment: Our clinicians’ brochure and screening tool provide an overview of diabetes foot exams, including warning signs and corresponding treatment-at-a-glance.
Diabetes, Healthy Feet and Your Patients brochure
The 60-second Diabetic Foot Screen tool
Resources for patients
Our patient materials will help people with diabetes to care for their feet at home, understand what should happen at diabetes foot examinations and find and fit the right shoes for them.
Foot Care: A Step Toward Good Health