The Lower-Limb Preservation (LLP) demonstration program of the Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team (DET OHT) is gearing up for launch in October 2023. The project consists of two working groups, namely 'Screening and Prevention' and 'Escalation of Care', which are leading these efforts. Both groups are focused on addressing the critical foot care needs of individuals receiving care in the Downtown East area.
The goal of the Screening and Prevention Working Group is to enhance the regularity and consistency of foot screening. It has been observed that individuals with diabetes and/or peripheral artery disease, who are at a higher risk of developing foot complications, often do not remove their socks for screening during their consultation visits. Therefore, this working group is developing a foot screening tool to help identify risk of complications and care needs for appropriate and timely referrals.Continue Reading