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Divabetic Club - Philadelphia Save Your Soles

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Published on May 20, 2012

The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic is joined by Divabetic Club - Philadelphia Leader, Neva White, DNP, CDE and podiatrist Dr. Ronald Renzi to discuss proper foot care for people living with diabetes.

Dr. Ronald Renzi, podiatrist at Abington Memorial Hospital, in partnership with vascular surgeon, Dr. Lee Kirksey of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, are working to publish information in professional journals to highlight key information to vascular surgeons and other healthcare professionals in the area.

African American men in Philadelphia, PA are four times more likely than white males to have foot amputations. Save Your Soles is a grassroots program focused on eliminating this disparity. Save Your Soles works with community churches and other groups to heighten awareness of this disparity and to ultimately reduce amputations. The program teaches the importance of keeping blood sugar under control, taking medications as prescribed, eating healthy foods, and getting regular exercise.

The main message is to increase awareness of the need for diabetics to take care of their feet to avoid future amputations.

Divabetic Club - Philadelphia presented at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital thanks to the support of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the American Diabetes Association in Philadelphia, PA. Visit: www.divabetic.org

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