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Central West Self-Management Program
Peel Memorial Centre
20 Lynch Street - 2.D.248
Brampton ON L6W 2Z8
Local: 905-863-2574
Toll Free: 1-844-643-7393

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PEP Talk – Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You


People living with diabetes face many challenges including taking good care of their feet in order to prevent foot ulcers. If foot ulcers are not detected and treated early they can lead to decreased quality of life, disability and amputation. The good news is that 80 % of amputations can be prevented.


What is the PEP Talk Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You?

Developed by the Canadian Association of Wound Care, the PEP Talk Diabetes Healthy Feet and You is an interactive self-management workshop. The workshop provides support and education for people living with diabetes and their family members/care givers. Participants are empowered to take on self-management tasks to help prevent diabetic foot complication. The program increases knowledge about risk factors and provides practical skills, techniques and tools as well as links to community resources to help reduce the risk of foot ulcers that can lead to amputations.


Who should attend the workshop?

If you answer yes to any of these questions consider attending an upcoming PEP Talk – Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You workshop

-       Do you have diabetes?

-       Do you have any tingling or numbness in your feet?

-       Is the shape of your feet changing?

-       Do you have sores or blisters on your feet?


What does it cost to attend?

FREE to all! Workbook provided.


How long is the workshop?

Participant’s meet once for 2.5 hours.


Who leads the workshop?

The workshop is led by trained volunteer leaders living with diabetes who have experience with diabetic foot wounds along with diabetes health care providers. 


What happens in a workshop?

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  • Assess the impact of diabetes on the health of their feet
  • Identify factors that can lead to foot ulcers
  • Learn how to care for their feet daily
  • Demonstrate how to do a proper foot exam

To attend an upcoming PEP Talk – Diabetes, Healthy Feet and You workshop, register NOW!