In recognition of World Diabetes Day on Thursday, November 14th 2019, Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre will be hosting an event that will include a series of free and informative seminars (details below).

This event is free to attend, and all attendees will be entered into two complementary draws (one fowling each seminar) for a chance to win a $200 Elio’s gift card, or a gift basket. Snacks and refreshments will also be served.

Call us at 905-227-4215 to reserve your spot, or RSVP on Elio’s Facebook page.

10:00 AM – Diabetic Foot Care Seminar

Hosted by Chiropodist, Nida Ahmed; and Canadian Certified Pedorthists, Ashley Steele and Mitchell Fedorchuk; and Alex Nazartchyk

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Diabetes and foot complications
  • How to manage foot health
  • Importance of having feet checked regularly by a foot care professional
  • What is done in a Diabetic Foot Screening appointment
  • Diabetic foot orthoses and footwear management
  • Pedorthic Management for Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Neuropathy and ulcerations

11:15 AM – Diabetic Nutrition Seminar

Hosted by Leah Mete, Registered Dietitian

  • What is Diabetes, and what causes it?
  • How to prevent Diabetes with diet and exercise.
  • What are carbs, and why they are important in the roll of diabetes.
  • A review of Canada’s Food Guide versus the Diabetes foot guide.
  • Targets for blood sugars/A1C, and implications if you don’t meet these.
  • Suggested foods that are good for diabetes.
  • Fibre and its roll in controlling blood sugars.