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Taking care of your feet is an important part of staying healthy when you have diabetes. Knowing your risk level for foot problems helps you know how to keep your feet healthy.
Your foot exam shows you are at moderate risk for foot problems because you have 1 or more of the following:
You should see your healthcare provider in 4 to 6 months to have your feet checked again. Go in sooner if you need to. Your healthcare provider will talk with you about any extra appointments you might need for your feet.
Follow the advice below to lower your chances of having serious foot problems.
Foot care nurse: ___________________
Talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible (within 1 week) if you have any of these changes to your feet or legs:
Ask if you need to see a specialist or need more testing.
Call your healthcare provider right away for an appointment today or go to the emergency department if you have:
To help care for your feet you’ll need to watch your blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure, and cholesterol closely. Keep track of your results to make it easier to review and plan your care. You and your healthcare provider will decide on what the best levels are for you.
To see this information online and learn more visit https://MyHealth.Alberta.ca/health/aftercareinformation/pages/conditions.aspx?hwid=custom.ab_diabetes_moderateriskfootcare_inst.
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.
Foot care checklist used with permission from Diabetes Canada 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Self-management table adapted from the New Brunswick Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway.
Current as of: May 18, 2023
Author: Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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