Nova Scotia’s growing aging population gives it the highest percentage of seniors 65 and up who suffer from diabetes. The disease can affect every organ, but one part of the body is particularly vulnerable – the feet. High glucose levels in the blood weaken nerves and create vascular problems. As a result, diabetics often experience a complete loss of sensation in their feet, which means that serious problems like wounds and ulcers may go undetected. If you’re a diabetic, early intervention and regular visits to a podiatrist are essential.

Fully funded by the Annapolis West Health Foundation, the Diabetes Foot Care Program is a new approach to providing reliable care to diabetic patients who are considered moderate to high risk and have no third party insurance coverage for podiatric treatment.

A doctor or nurse practitioner refers patients to the program. Some people come by way of the Diabetes Education Program. Clinics are also open to privately insured individuals however, no financial support is provided by the Foundation. Currently, the Diabetes Foot Care Program serves 50-plus patients living in the Annapolis Community Health Centre catchment area.

Good diabetes management and regular foot care prevent the development of severe foot wounds that can lead to amputation. You can help us to help people with diabetes in our community live healthier lives.


AWHF Foot Care Program


Patients visiting the Foot Care Clinic at the ACHC are fortunate to be under the treatment of Sarah Lopez. Sarah is a registered LPN who has completed the Diabetic and Advanced Foot Care courses.

This foot care clinic will be run from the Annapolis Community Health Centre on Tuesdays.

Speak with your health professional if you are interested in being referred to this program.