Local Podiatrist to Speak at The Diabetes Type 2 Support Group Meeting
Non-healing wounds and other chronic problems of the feet are a serious concern for people with diabetes. The Diabetes Type 2 Support Group has invited Lewes podiatrist Dr. Andrew Collins, DPM, to speak at its upcoming meeting September 14. Dr. Collins, DPM, will discuss the physiological reasons for the foot problems, as well as how to prevent them and how to treat them. Questions from those attending are welcomed and encouraged.
The support group, to meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Long Neck Health Center in Millsboro, is sponsored by the Wound Care Services/Diabetes Management Department of Beebe Medical Center. The department is located at the Long Neck Health Center.
The Diabetes Type 2 Support Group meets every other month to share concerns and learn how to manage the disease. The next meeting will be November 15. The meetings are free and include light refreshments. For more information, call (302) 947-2500, ext. 0.
The Wound Care Services/Diabetes Management Department also sponsors regular foot screenings. The next screening is from12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on November 1.
Wound Care Services/ Diabetes Management is an outpatient department of Beebe Medical Center and is located at the Longneck Health Campus. The department was established in 1998 to evaluate and treat chronic wounds, provide ostomy care, nutrition counseling and diabetes education to those living in our community.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at .