Diabetic Foot Care in Niagara – Dr Rosenberg

At the Niagara Health and Wellness Day as an official exhibitor for Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre, Rob DiFelice thanked expert speaker Dr. Bruce Rosenberg for delivering an informative presentation on Foot Health. The audience at the 11 a.m. Speaker Session on September 20, 2014, learned about the Diabetic Foot – a Primer: What Physicians Should, But Possibly Do Not Know.  Dr. Rosenberg is a St. Catharines-based diabetic foot care specialist, and is the Coordinator of Faculty Development at the McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.Attendees at the expo component of the event, were also shown the latest technology in diabetic footwear on display at the booth presented by Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre.  The Niagara Health and Wellness Day was held at the Thorold Community Activities Group Recreation and Cultural Centre in Thorold.  The expo featured 22 experts in a wide range of health and wellness categories.  Go to www.niagarahealthday.com for more details on the event.

At the event, Elio’s team also distributed information and brochures to people interested Diabetic Foot Care in Niagara. One in four Canadians with diabetes will develop potentially serious foot problems related to the disease. However, proper footwear can help diabetic patients avoid unnecessary complications.

Diabetic footwear is commonly known as extra depth or therapeutic shoes. The specially designed shoes are made to reduce the risk of skin breakdown in diabetics with co-existing foot disease. People with decreased feeling in their feet may have a false sense of security as to how much at risk their feet actually are. In addition to meeting regulations, diabetic shoes must be prescribed by a physician and fit by a qualified individual, such as a certified pedorthist. The shoes must also be equipped with a removable orthotic. Foot orthotics are devices such as shoe inserts, arch supports, or shoe fillers such as lifts, wedges and heels. The diabetic shoes and customized insoles work together as a preventative system to help diabetics avoid foot injuries and improve mobility

Elio’s offers the finest quality diabetic footwear by Dr. Comfort for people in Niagara. Ask your doctor about the health benefits of diabetic footwear. Elio’s offers a solution to reduce diabetes foot pain and problems. Get a pair of diabetic socks with your next purchase of Dr. Comfort shoes. A doctor’s referral may be required to qualify for insurance plans to cover some costs of your foot comfort solution. Please visit your doctor to complete Elio’s Prescription Form for orthotics or a custom footwear solution from Elio’s.