Health First Insurance Offering Free Diabetes Foot Clinics
Posted May 25 2009 11:08pm
Florida’s Health First Insurance Wound Management & Hyperbaric Center now offers free foot screenings for anyone diagnosed with Diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association says that diabetes patients can suffer from poor circulation especially in the legs and feet and have a harder time fighting infection in these areas. Many with diabetes also have a reduced sensation in the lower extremeties because of nerve disease. These two risks increase the chance of ulcers and infection which may lead to amputation.
Because of these serious risks, Health First Insurance is offering weekly Diabetes Foot Check Clinics to check patients by a physician. The free screening includes an evaluation of foot circulation, temperature, feeling, toenails, calluses and open sores. They also provide patient education and recommendations.
For more information on these clinics, please visit Health First Health Plans’ website.