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Diabetes self-management questionnaire

What is self-management?

Self-management is a term that refers to the ability and commitment of a person with a chronic health condition to take the necessary day-to-day steps to control that condition.

Diabetes self-management

Diabetes self-management includes working with your diabetes health team to achieve the following:

  • Blood glucose control
  • Regular physical activity
  • Regular meals that follow a meal plan for diabetes
  • Foot care 

Are you caring for your feet? Complete the Diabetes self-management questionnaire.

Question 1:
Are your feet numb, painful or tingling?  Do your feet feel like blocks of wood?

Yes No

What I can do:

  • See your healthcare professional.
  • Control blood glucose levels.
  • Have a healthcare professional trim your toenails and care for the skin on your feet.
  • Have your shoes professionally fitted.

No?

Great! Please proceed to the next step.


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Question 2:
Are your feet changing shape? Is one foot different than the other?  Any change is important.

Yes No

What I can do:

  • Avoid too much walking.
  • Visit your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
  • Have your shoes professionally fitted.

No?

Great! Please proceed to the next step.


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Question 3:
Are your feet dry, callused or cracked?  Do they have sores or blisters?

Yes No

What I can do:

  • See your healthcare professional.
  • Wash the sore or blister with warm water, and dry it well but gently. Cover it with a bandage, and see a healthcare professional today.
  • Avoid walking on your foot while it is healing.

No?

Great! Please proceed to the next step.


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Canadian Diabetes Association

For more information on diabetes self-management, talk to a member of your diabetes healthcare team or visit the Canadian Diabetes Association.