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The Curative Wound Care Center recognizes American Diabetes Month by offering free foot screenings to the public

11/1/2005

To mark November as American Diabetes Month, The Curative Wound Care Center at High Point Regional Health System is offering complimentary foot screenings on November 14th from 8:15 am to 11:00am at 404 Westwood Street, Suite 201, High Point.

“We are excited to offer this free foot screening to the members of our community in conjunction with American Diabetes Month” says Dr. Kenneth Shull, Medical Director. “The Wound Care Center serves to aid in the treatment and prevention of chronic non-healing wounds and to positively impact the health of our community.”

High Point Regional’s Wound Care Center is an important resource for the Piedmont-Triad area. Nationally, approximately 6 million people suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds—a serious disorder that can lead to amputation of limbs and dramatically impaired quality of life. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and in people with diabetes—populations that are sharply rising as the nation ages and chronic diseases increase.

It is estimated that 17 million Americans suffer from diabetes. In some patients, diabetes may lead to serious complications such as diabetic neuropathy. This condition blunts perception, allowing for chronic non-healing wounds to develop on a patient’s foot or lower limbs. The foot screening is being offered in order to raise awareness about this condition and promote proper foot care among diabetic patients.

Please call 336-878-6789 for further information or directions.

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