Moderate Risk - Instructions for Building your Team


Persons with diabetes who are deemed “Moderate Risk” present as follows:
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Risk Stratification & Referral Algorithm risk category 1, 2a, 2b
  • Loss of protective sensation, absence of a bony/structural foot deformity, absence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and intact skin, OR
  • Loss of protective sensation PLUS a bony/structural foot deformity, absence of PAD and intact skin, OR
  • Presence of PAD and intact skin
Such people require:
  • Bi-tri annual foot screening and risk stratification 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 “Moderate 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

Build Your Diabetic Foot Referral Team

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

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