When you have diabetes, even common, seemingly minor foot problems can lead to serious complications. Therefore, specialized foot care and proactive constant monitoring from a foot specialist is essential, ideally before issues arise.
Feet First Clinic offers routine diabetic foot assessments to help you keep your feet healthy and prevent diabetes-related foot complications. Our diabetic foot care services include the following:
Our diabetic foot care services are designed to monitor and prevent the effects of diabetes-related peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation to the feet and lower limbs) and diabetic neuropathy (numbness in the feet and lower limbs).
Feet First Clinic’s diabetic foot care service is a comprehensive package that proactively targets and treats any other foot issues and deformities that may arise, since these conditions can lead to serious complications for diabetes patients. Such conditions include:
By being proactive and getting routine diabetic foot care assessments, our chiropodists can ensure any foot issues are treated in its early stages, or prevented before they even arise.
For more information about what you can expect at your diabetic foot care treatments at Feet First Clinic, check out this article from our blog.
Diabetes impacts the immune, circulatory and nervous system. Poor blood circulation and a compromised immune system means the body cannot properly heal from seemingly harmless foot issues, like a cut or scrape. This makes diabetic patients especially vulnerable to developing complications, such as infections from something as minor as a callus. To compound this, diabetes affects eyesight and causes loss of sensation and numbness in the lower limbs and feet; therefore, you may not even feel or notice any developing issues.
If foot concerns in diabetes patients are not quickly and proactively addressed, it can easily lead to ulcers, gangrene and even amputation.
Therefore, in order to manage and prevent complications in your feet, it’s essential to be proactive and seek treatment from a foot specialist on a regular basis, ideally before issues arise. Preventative foot care and maintenance is the best course of treatment for diabetes patients.
In most cases, OHIP does not cover diabetic foot care.
Fortunately, most chiropodist services are covered by private extended health benefits. If you are unsure about your benefits and coverage for chiropodist services, you can contact your insurance company directly, or check with your employer’s HR department to receive a breakdown of your policy.
The most efficient and accurate way to check your coverage is to contact your insurance company directly. We strongly recommend that you contact your insurance company directly to verify your coverage prior to your appointment.
Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!
Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.
Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!
Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.
If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures. She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.