Pathway Toolkit

Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway, Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition SCN

The Pathway Toolkit was developed by the Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition SCN and includes all of the resources needed to use the Diabetic Foot Care Clinical Pathway.

Clinical Pathway Resources

Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway

Saving Limbs and Lives
PHC Portal

AHS staff should access the module via MyLearningLink to receive credit for it.

Step 1: Screening / Step 2: Assessment

Step 3: Referral / Step 4: Treatment / Step 5: Follow-Up

High Risk Foot Teams & Wound Clinics

Referral Criteria & Process

For information about referral criteria and process, contact the individual locations or visit the Alberta Referral Directory.

  • High Risk Foot Teams (HRFT) – Accept referrals for patients at risk of a diabetic ulcer or with an ulcer/wound present.
  • Wound Clinics (WC) – Accept referrals if the patient has a diabetic ulcer or wound.

  • High Risk Foot Teams Roles and Responsibilities:  guides providers who want to form a HRFT and/or understand the roles and responsibilities of a HRFT.


North Zone

Edmonton Zone

Central Zone

Calgary Zone

South Zone

Patient Resources

Resources to enable self-care and to identify when to seek medical help for foot problems.

Pharmacist Resources

Patient Information Insert
Developed in collaboration with the Alberta Pharmacy Association, this is a resource that informs and encourages patients to ask their healthcare provider for an annual foot exam.

For an electronic copy of the patient information insert, email

Related Services

Alberta Aids to Daily Living, Alberta Health

Alberta Foot Care Nurse Services

Alberta Health Services

Ankle Brachial Pressure Index and Toe Pressures
 For arterial vascular lower leg assessments - contact local medical imaging providers

College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta

Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
Many PCN’s offer services to address patients at risk of developing a diabetic ulcer – PCN Services

Video Resources

Videos from Diabetes Foot Care Symposium June 2, 2017, Edmonton, Alberta

Saving limbs and lives in your community - Mariam Botros
Description: Recognizing the impact of foot complications that contribute to amputations and strategies that can lead to the prevention of amputations

The Diabetes Foot Care Clinical Pathway Project Overview - Petra O’Connell
Description: The Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network with clinical experts from across Alberta developed a clinical pathway for diabetes foot care to increase diabetic foot screening rates and prevention of ulcers

Footwear‐Finding the Proper Fit - David Loh
Description: Assessing and recommending appropriate footwear is the foundation for preventing diabetic foot ulcers

Foot Care Tips and Tricks for Self‐Management - Chris Rawlins and Karen Hardy
Description: Innovative ideas to support patients with foot self‐care