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NNMC diabetes support group to focus on foot care Oct. 29

By ThisIsReno

NNMC NEWS RELEASE

NNMC_carousel_hospThe Wound Care Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center hosts a free, monthly diabetes management, support and education group, on the last Tuesday of every month.

Northern Nevada Medical Group Podiatrist Dr. Timothy Mooney will discuss proper foot care for diabetics as well as prevention and treatment of diabetes-related foot complications this month.  The seminar will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Sparks Medical Office Building, 2385 E. Prater Way, Suite 201, on the NNMC campus.

More than 23 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. Patients with diabetes require proper management of nutrition, exercise, monitoring and medication. This seminar will help patients manage their diabetes so they can live a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy snacks are included. Registration is required. Call 775-352-5353 to RSVP.

The NNMC Wound Care Center introduced the region’s first physician-supervised hyperbaric oxygen therapy in 2008, a technology that has a nearly 90 percent effectiveness in treatment of hypoxic wounds and necrotizing soft tissue infections. The Wound Care Center has been recognized with the Healogics Center of Distinction Award for Quality Patient Care and Center of Excellence Award for outstanding patient outcomes. For more information on the Wound Care Center, call 775-532-5353.