EL PASO – Nurses from El Paso Family Practice, a part of Advocate Eureka Hospital, will provide education and screening for diabetic neuropathy outside of IGA, 45 N. Fayette, El Paso, on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 9 – 11:30 am.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 9% of U.S. population has diabetes and nearly a quarter of those with diabetes are undiagnosed. More than 1 out of 3 Americans have prediabetes and 90% of them don’t know they have it.
“One of the common complications of diabetes is neuropathy,” says Dr. Sharon Moy, family medicine physician at El Paso Family Practice. “It is a nerve condition that reduces sensation in the extremities. It can lead to further complications such as foot ulcers because the patient might not feel pain, changes in temperature, etc. That is why individuals with diabetes or circulatory issues should have their feet checked on a regular basis.”
In addition to the foot screenings, the practice will be giving away reusable grocery bags as a part of Advocate Health Care’s environmental stewardship program.