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Saturday, November 17, 2012

National Diabetes Awareness Month on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life radio show in partnership with the Center For Foot and Wound Care during National Diabetes Awareness Month in November as we discuss maintenance and prevention of diabetes with Lawrence Burns, DPM .

On Saturday, November 17, 2012, Dr. Burns will share highlights from the annual Head to Toe Seminar held at St. Thomas Hospital. The seminar was a holistic approach to managing diabetes from head to toe. Healthcare professionals from various fields gave advice about topics that affect a person living with diabetes. Topics included heart disease, eating healthy, wearing proper fitting shoes and wound care to name a few.  Dr. Burns also will share about healthcare services that is covered under most medical insurance plans that maybe overlooked by the patient. Tune in for a show that promises to be educational. Calls from listeners will be taken in the second half of the show.

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires and motivates one to live their BEST life, can heard on 760 AM in the Middle-Tennessee Region, military bases, and streamed live on U-Stream.TV from 9-10AM CST.

More About Center For Foot and Wound Care

Diabetic patients are vulnerable to foot problems, particularly recurring ulcers that can lead to amputation if not treated aggressively. Twenty percent of hospitalized diabetic patients are admitted for foot problems. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that comprehensive foot care, especially prevention and treatment of foot ulcers, can avoid up to 85 percent of lower extremity amputations among diabetic patients. Overall costs associated with amputations-surgery, physical therapy and prosthesis can exceed $40,000. The American Diabetes Association, therefore, recognizes the critical role of podiatric physicians in caring for patients with diabetes.

.The podiatry professionals at the Center For Foot & Wound Care are pleased to welcome you to our practice. The Center For Foot & Wound Care specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of foot disorders. As wound care specialists, we are dedicated to listening and caring for our patients and their podiatric needs.

Our Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Lawrence Burns, will take the time to get to know you and will fully educate you on the nature of your particular foot condition. Once you have a clear understanding of your condition, he then will discuss all treatment options available to you. Dr. Burns welcomes and encourages you to ask questions about your condition. As the patient, you have a right to be involved in all decisions regarding what type, where and when your foot care should be provided.

 For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 615-669-8932. Dr. Burns looks forward to serving you and improving your quality of life!
More About Diabetes Awareness Month

The vision of the American Diabetes Association is a life free of diabetes and all of its burdens. Raising awareness of this ever-growing disease is one of the main efforts behind the mission of the Association. American Diabetes Month® (ADM) is an important element in this effort, with programs designed to focus the nation's attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted by the disease.

Here are just a few of the recent statistics on diabetes:
  • Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion.
American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®!

Dr. Burns' January appearance on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes pictures can be found here.

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