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April 18, 2013

Diabetes and your feet

Disease management must focus on head-to-toe health

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Your feet are an important part of your body and your lifestyle. Weatherford Regional Medical Center can help you keep them healthy. Women are invited to join our Healthy Woman program, “Steps Toward Healthier Feet,” to learn more about foot care in women on Thursday evening, April 25. A light dinner will be served. Visit www.WeatherfordRegional.com/HealthyWoman to register for this event or call 817-341-7465.

To learn more about diabetes management or prevention, visit www.WeatherfordRegional.com, choose the “Health Resources” tab and type “Diabetes” in the search box. You will find an array of videos and podcasts, health tips, a risk assessment – and more. If you or a loved one has diabetes, Weatherford Regional Medical Center provides a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center.

This center is led by board-certified physicians and designed to prevent and treat chronic or hard-to-heal wounds. The multidisciplinary team consists of health care professionals working together in collaboration to create an atmosphere of trust and comfort while delivering comprehensive wound management. Call 817-596-7000 for more information.

About the author

Jayme Cornwell, DPM, is a podiatrist at Lonestar Foot and Ankle Group and an independent member of the allied medical staff at Weatherford Regional Medical Center. She provides foot care patients of all ages and is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 817-573-3338 or visit www.lonestarfootandankle.wordpress.com.

This information is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor, but rather to increase awareness and help equip patients with information to facilitate conversations with their physician.

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