You can get a jump on diabetes by making sure your feet are in good shape.

The Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle together with the Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre is hosting a free event titled Circle of Care this Friday.

KIFC Aging at Home Program Worker Jennifer Marchand says the event will provide free foot assessments, reflexology sessions and educational workshops on how diabetes and foot care go hand-in-hand.

Marchand says the purpose of offering these sessions is because there is a need, and your feet are a big part of your life.

She says their programs are free for everyone in the community regardless of age, gender or background.

The event takes place at the KIFC this Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.