Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Health First Insurance Offers Diabetes Foot Clinics

Florida’s Health First Insurance Wound Management Center is offering foot screenings for free to anyone with Diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association states that diabetes patients may suffer from poor circulation in the legs and feet. They also may have a harder time fighting infection in these areas. Many diabetes patients have reduced feeling in the lower extremities because of nerve damage. These risks increase the chance of infection which could ultimately lead to amputation.

The serious risks associated with Diabetes has lead Health First Insurance to offer weekly Diabetes Foot Check Clinics. The free screen by a physician includes reviewing foot circulation, temperature, sensation, toenails, and open sores. Patient education and recommendations are also provided all free of charge.

To receive more information on the clinics, visit Health First Health Plans’ website.

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