Thursday, May 24, 2012

Canadian Diabetes Association | Get Involved

Canadian Diabetes Association | Get Involved

In a new survey of Canadians living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes conducted by Léger Marketing, sponsored by Eli Lilly Canada and being released in collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association, results indicate that while 9 in 10 Canadians with diabetes are aware they are at an increased risk of serious foot injuries, 4 in 10 admit to having their feet examined by a doctor less than once a year, only when something is wrong and for some, never. Of equal concern is 7 in 10 do not examine their feet for blisters, cuts, temperature differences or other injuries on a daily basis and less than 1 in 10 admit to never following a daily nail or foot care regimen.

“Clearly more needs to be done to assist Canadians living with diabetes to take the necessary precautions to protect their feet,” says Michael Cloutier, President and CEO, Canadian Diabetes Association. “Even small unnoticed and untreated foot injuries can potentially lead to serious complications. Prevention is the best medicine as a good daily nail and foot care regimen will keep your feet healthy.”

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