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Webinar: Diabetes and Your Feet

February 05, 2021

According to the CDC, about half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage, which can affect nerves in your feet and legs. Nerve damage can cause a loss of feeling in your feet, which can cause infections if you have a wound you don’t notice right away.

Join Mark Tramontozzi, MD, Medical Director of the Backus Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center, as he discusses the importance of diabetics caring for their feet, including what to keep an eye on and when to seek treatment. There will be a live question-and-answer session with the expert following the presentation.

The webinar, Diabetes and Your Feet, will be on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 5-6 p.m. The Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center provides patients in Eastern Connecticut with interdisciplinary and comprehensive treatment for non-healing wounds.

Managing diabetes can be overwhelming, with checking you blood sugar, watching what you eat, staying active and having regular check-ups with your doctor, but you should also practice daily foot care to prevent injuries and infections.

To register for the webinar, please call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373) or visit HartfordHealthCare.org/VirtualClasses. After you register, you’ll receive an email with easy instructions on joining the webinar.