PCH/FMC Offers Free Diabetes Foot Clinics

PCH/FMC Offers Free Diabetes Foot Clinics

04/07/2017

In recognition of National Foot Health Awareness Month, Dr. Philip Holloway, podiatrist, will offer free foot clinics throughout April for new diabetics. The clinics will take place at Paris Community Hospital’s Wound Care Center.

Blood glucose testing and foot screenings for neuropathy (nerve damage) will be available. The clinics will include evaluation, education on foot care and proper footwear, as well as referral assistance for diabetic shoes and inserts.

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 60 percent of non-traumatic, lower-limb amputations among people age 20 years and older occur in people with diagnosed diabetes. National Foot Health Awareness Month stresses the importance of foot health and its impact on overall body health.

Appointments are required. Call Leslie Brown, RN, BSN, Wound Care Center manager, at 217-465-2606, Ext. 4570.

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