Diabetes is a growing challenge, affecting approximately eight per cent of the population in the Champlain region. Foot care has become an area of focus because the hospitalization rate for diabetes-related foot problems such as infection, ulcers and amputations is high in the Champlain region compared to other areas of Ontario. To learn more, see the Champlain LHIN’s latest video: Diabetes in the Champlain Region: A focus on foot care.

A high-risk chiropody program has been initiated across the Champlain region, and will continue to provide treatment to high-risk clients and education to reduce the risk for all clients living with diabetes. Currently, you must contact your local diabetes education program to find out if your client is appropriate for this service. Please go to the Diabetes Education Program map in your community. Contact us if you would like to take part in the training initiative to be able to refer directly.

The Champlain LHIN Diabetes and Vascular Health Team does not endorse or promote any specific foot care service, and lists only professionally designated services in the region.

Ministry funded foot care services require a referral and must meet some requirements. Private funded foot care services charge a fee (between $ 24-45 depending on treatment needs) and can be self-referred.