National Diabetes Week will take place from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 July 2016. To mark the event, this year Diabetes WA will be shining a light on foot health and diabetes.
It’s that time of year again! National Diabetes Week will take place from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 July 2016. To mark the event, this year Diabetes WA will be shining a light on foot health and diabetes.
Did you know that diabetes causes 85 foot amputations in Australia every week?
Diabetes can damage the nerves and blood vessels in your feet, leaving you at risk of ulcers and amputations. The good news is that you can reduce your risk by paying attention to your feet and looking after them properly.
To raise awareness about importance of looking after your feet, Diabetes WA has developed a range of resources that can be downloaded for free. Print these out, display them and help us put feet first this National Diabetes Week.
Poster and flyer
- Foot health and diabetes A3 poster (PDF 270KB).
- Foot health and diabetes A5 flyer (PDF 515KB).
- Information and statistics on foot health and diabetes (PDF 417KB)
Social Media Posts
Risk assessment tool
You and your staff/colleagues may also be interested in an online test that estimates your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Visit Check My Risk (external link) to take the test.
Alternatively, you can download the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment tool (PDF 748KB).