Diabetes Foot Care Pathway Toolkit

Diabetes, Obesity & Nutrition Strategic Clinical NetworkTM

foot care

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

NOTE: 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

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.


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 diabetesobesitynutrition.scn@ahs.ca

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