High Risk - Instructions for Building your Team

Persons with diabetes who are deemed “High Risk” present as follows:
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Risk Stratification & Referral Algorithm category 3a or 3b
  • Current or previous history of diabetic foot ulceration AND/OR
  • Previous history of amputation
Such people require:
  • Weekly-monthly foot screening by a trained healthcare profession, i.e. you
  • Written and verbal education regarding foot care, foot wear and emergency contacts.You may print the educational materials below and provide/discuss them with your patient.You may also consider referring your patient to a diabetes self-management class, hosted by the South West Self-Management Program.
PDF Diabetic Foot Ulcer pamphlet
PDF Drop Your Socks pamphlet

Assemble a “High Risk Dream Team” for your patient by choosing from the following community resources keeping in mind the essential components of:

  • An AHCP who specializes in diabetes
  • An AHCP who specializes in wound prevention, assessment and management
  • An AHCP who specializes in systems navigation
  • A Physician specializing in wound management
Speciality Site Referral Form for Primary Care

Build Your Diabetic Foot Referral Team

  • Diabetes Education Programs
  • Dietitian Services
  • Foot Care - Clinics
  • Foot Care - In-Home
  • Home and Community Care - LHIN (Formerly CCAC)
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Wounds

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