Mercy St. Francis Hospital Seminar Focus on Foot Care

August 15, 2014

Learn how to lower complication risks on Aug. 29

More than one-fourth of adults over the age of 65 have diabetes, and according to the American Diabetes Association, their risk and frequency of falls and other complications will grow over time.

To help patients build healthier foundations, Mercy St. Francis Hospital is hosting a free seminar titled “Defeating Dangers: How to Lower Your Complication Risk,” on Aug. 29. It’s part of the Setting Goals for Healthy Living diabetic education series.

Patrick McShane, DPM, plans to discuss basic foot care, dry skin, discolored toenails, athlete’s foot, hammertoes, bunions and peripheral neuropathy.

“It’s so important to keep an eye on your feet,” registered dietitian Deanna Thompson stated. “We’re going to address key strategies and tips, so it’s a course you won’t want to miss.”

The free event begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in the dining room at Mercy St. Francis Hospital at 100 W. US Highway 60. Snacks and door prizes will be provided. For a ride, call (417) 252-7766.