Rapides Regional Health Talk – 2012 Head to Toe Clinic


– [Narrator] Health Talk, brought to you by Rapides Regional Medical Center. (upbeat music) Every hour, seven people
across the country lose a foot or leg to diabetes. And Rapides Wound Healing Center is calling attention to that fact with a free diabetes event
on Tuesday, November 27th. – Last year was our
first Head to Toe clinic. We had very good response
from the community. We were able to provide screenings for a large number of our diabetic population here in Central Louisiana. We’ll be hosting this
event on November 27th, from eight o’clock in the
morning to eleven o’clock a.m. here at the Rapides Wound Healing Center. We will be providing free
screenings once again, and education for all
of our diabetic patients here in Central Louisiana. All you have to do is call and sign up. – Alexandria Eye and Laser will
provide free eye screenings, and Rapides Regional Medical Center will provide free foot exams, blood pressure checks, hemoglobin A1c tests, and nutrition education. – This type of screening
is very important, because 60 to 70 percent of diabetics have mild to severe nerve damage. This nerve damage puts
them at an increased risk for amputations. Diabetics also have an
increased risk for heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure. This Head to Toe screening
gives us a chance to provide them with
these important screenings that they may otherwise
ignore or postpone. – [Narrator] The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Diabetes Association, recommend that people with diabetes receive a dilated eye screening, a neurosensory foot exam, and a hemoglobin A1c test
at least once a year. Appointments are required for this event. To register for the Head to Toe Clinic, please call (318) 769-4440.

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