Foot Care

If you have diabetes, it is very important to take good care of your feet. Poorly controlled diabetes can affect your nerves and your circulation which can result in foot problems. Prevention and daily foot care inspection are key components in good foot care for someone with diabetes. 

 

Top Ten Daily Foot Care Tips

 

1.  Inspect your feet daily.  Look for any cuts, cracks in your skin, ingrown toenails, blisters, discoloured or infected areas, callouses, corns or warts. 

2.  Wash your feet in warm (not hot) water using a mild soap.  Don't soak your feet as this can dry your skin.

3.  Dry your feet well after washing, especially between your toes. 

4.  Apply lotion to your feet to prevent dry skin.  Do not put lotion between your toes, as this is an ideal location for fungus or infections. 

5.  Clean any minor cuts or scratches with mild soap and water and cover with a dry dressing to legs. 

6.  Wear clean socks made of breathable materials (ie. cotton) that are not too tight around your legs. 

7.  Trim your toenails straight across and file any sharp edges.  This will help prevent ingrown toenails.

8.  Buy shoes at the end of the day when your feet are the biggest.  Feet often swell during the day.

9.  Do not go barefoot.  Wear shoes at all times to prevent injury to your feet. 

10.  Wear socks at night if your feet feel cold.  Do not use hot water bottles or heating pads as they may burn you. 

 

 

When to see your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner

  • If you have any signs of infection (redness, drainage, heat).
  • If you have corns, callouses, warts or in-grown toenails.  Do not try to treat yourself.
  • If you have swelling, warmth, redness or pain in your legs or feet.
  • If you have pain, numbness, tingling or burning in your feet.
  • If you have any discoloured areas on your feet.
  • For a foot sensation test at least once a year. 

 

 

For More Information

Consult your primary care provider, diabetes education team, or contact a foot care provider.

The following chart identifies local foot care providers.  Please note that service fees apply to most services listed.  If there are any edits required for this list, please contact us at [email protected] (Date of last full edit: March 2022)

For more information on services in Centre or North Wellington, please see below or click here.
 

 
Ayr
Foot Care Nurse
Jenuine Care 33 Northumberland St 519.632.8122
Cambridge
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
BioPed 600 Hespeler Rd 519.622.5959
Cambridge Foot Clinic 14 George St 519.623.5444
York Foot Health & Orthotics Clinic 5-209 Pinebush Rd 519.623.0222
Foot Care Nurse
Karen Mielke Home Visits 519.893.5459
Promyse Home Care Cambridge 519.208.2000
Right at Home Canada Cambridge 1.844.232.HOME (4663)
Guelph
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
BioPed Footcare and Orthotics 102 Wyndham St. N 519.821.7310
Custom Foot Clinic and Orthotic Centre 203-806 Gordon St 519.823.1450
Guelph Complete Foot & Ankle Clinic 10 Yorkshire St. N 519.823.3668
Guelph Orthotics 13-33 Farley Dr 519.341.0303
Royal City Foot Clinic 672 Woolwich St. Unit 8 519.824.4363
Dr. Shael Weinberg Podiatry 202-55 Cork St E 519.836.2740
Wellington Foot Clinic 245 Edinburgh Rd. S. 519.763.1471
Anthony Zamojc * 218 Speedvale E 519.836.1142

Orthotist

Applied Biomechanics - Orthotics and Bracing 107-214 Speedvale Ave. W 519.836.4755
Guelph Orthotics 13-33 Farley Dr. 519.341.0303
Pedorthist
Applied Biomechanics - Orthotics and Bracing 107-214 Speedvale Ave. W 519.836.4755
Billings Orthotics and Footwear 854 Gordon St. 519.821.7992
BioPed Footcare and Orthotics 102 Wyndham St. N 519.821.7310
Royal City Foot Clinic 672 Woolwich St. Unit 8 519.824.4363
Foot Care Nurse
BioPed* 102 Wyndham St N 519.821.7310
Foot Care @ Optimum* Guelph

519.787.4100

Freshstep Medical Foot Care Service Guelph/Rockwood/Fergus/Elora 519.830.5529
Karen Mielke* Home Visits 519.893.5459
Medical Foot Care Guelph and Area 519.760.3576
Nature's Carousel Guelph and Area 519.240.0526
Right at Home Canada Guelph and Area 519.265.7887
Tippy Toes Foot Care Services Guelph and Area 519.820.8879
Centre Wellington
Foot Care Nurse
Foot Care @ Optimum Home visits available 519.787.4100
Right at Home Canada Wellington County 1.844.232.HOME (4663)
Kitchener
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
BioPed 842 Victoria St. N. Unit 12 519.576.9440
Family Foot & Orthotics Clinic 120 Ottawa St N, Unit 117 519.954.4415
Podiatric Consultants 1354 King St E 519.576.8960
Foot Care Nurse
BioPed 842 Victoria St N, Unit 12 519.576.9440
Feet on the Go Home visits available 519.654.6363
Happy Feet Complete Foot Care 6 Cray Cres 519.498.7978
Karen Mielke  63 Wren Place/Home visits 519.893.5459
Promyse Home Care Kitchener-Waterloo 519.208.2000
Right at Home Canada Kitchener-Waterloo 1.844.232.HOME (4663)
New Hamburg
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
     
Foot Care Nurse
Karen Mielke  Home visits available 519.893.5459
Right at Home Canada New Hamburg 1.844.232.HOME (4663)
Waterloo
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
Foot Works 200 King St 519.888.6274
KW Foot & Orthotics Clinic 279 Weber St N, Unit 17 519.884.4200
Sarah Ferguson Chiropody 99 Northfield Dr, Suite 202 519.725.9941
Dr. Stephen Hoke 130 Weber St N 519.885.1511
Waterloo Foot Clinic 50 Westmount Rd N, Unit 207 519.884.3668
Foot Care Nurse
Feet on the Go Home visits available 519.654.6363
Karen Mielke Home visits available 519.893.5459
Promyse Home Care Waterloo 519.208.2000
Right at Home Canada Waterloo 1.844.232.HOME (4663)
Waterloo Region
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
Elmira Medical Centre - Sarah Ferguson 2 Park Ave W, Elmira 519.669.5493
Foot Care Nurse
G&S Wellness Clinic Waterloo Region 519.571.4273
Just Feet with Kathleen Elmira 519.669.5835
Right at Home Canada Waterloo Region 1.844.232.HOME (4663)
Pedorthist
Foot Foundation 11 Church St E 519.669.3030
Rural East Wellington
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
Erin Physio Fitness 140 Main St. Unit 3, Erin 519.833.0606
Acton's Head 2 Toe Healthcare 65 Mill St E, Acton 519.853.8557
Foot Care Nurse
Foot Care @ Optimum East Wellington 519.787.4100
Right at Home Canada East Wellington 1.844.232.HOME (4663)
Rural North Wellington
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
Betty McTague 160 King St W, Mount Forest 519.323.3668
Foot Care Nurse
Foot Care @ Optimum North Wellington 519.787.4100
Caring Sole (Kelley Eves) Mount Forest/Palmerston/Minto/North Perth 519.820.7187
Right at Home Canada Mount Forest/North Wellington 1.844.232.HOME (4663)