Beebe Medical Center Offers Free Diabetic Foot Screening
Beebe Medical Center's Wound Care Services/Diabetes Management Department, located on Long Neck Road in Millsboro, will offer a free diabetic foot examination from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 5.
The free examination is one in a series to take place on selected Wednesdays. It is designed for people with diabetes who do not have podiatry care. Participants will receive a foot screening, as well as education on daily foot care, proper footwear and the problems that require treatment.
People with diabetes are at risk for developing serious medical problems when they suffer injuries to their feet. If circulation is impaired by the diabetes, the tissue in the foot is less able to fight infection. If nerve sensation is impaired, an injury can go unnoticed unless the feet are regularly examined.
To register for the foot examination, or for more information on diabetes education, call the department at (302) 947-2500. The Department is located in the Longneck Health Center, located just south of the intersection of Long Neck Road and Route 24.
The Wound Care Services/Diabetes Management Department is an outpatient department of the Beebe Medical Center that provides care for those with diabetes mellitus, diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, chronic non-healing wounds, pressure ulcers, vascular wounds, post-surgical wounds, traumatic wounds and minor foot & nail problems. Additional services available are ostomy education and management, skin care, nutritional management & education, diabetes education, including individual or group sessions for Type I, Type II or gestational diabetes.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable 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 www.beebemed.org