Diabetic foot ulcers are serious wounds that are common, debilitating and one of the most feared consequences of diabetes. Devices that relieve pressure are specialized products that help healing and reduce the risk of amputation.
Treating foot ulcers is associated with major costs to the health-care system; most of the costs are due to lengthy hospital stays.
The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) recommends government increase funding for these devices that include total contact casts, custom braces and orthoses.
The CDA commissioned reports to assess the potential impact of public funding for these devices on the cost of care for diabetic foot ulcers.
Learn more about the Ontario report
Learn more about the British Columbia report