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Wound-Healing Clinic Sets Diabetes Good Health School
Dedicates event to former patient
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 • Posted October 5, 2011

Hill Country Memorial’s Wound-healing Clinic will lead a free Good Health School this month centered on foot care for people with diabetes.“How to save your feet” will be dedicated to former patient Diane Shans of Fredericksburg who dealt with diabetes for more than 30 years. According to her husband, Bob, Mrs. Shans, who died in May of this year, wanted others with diabetes to know how important foot care is.“She faced a number of challenges, but when she lost her foot, it was devastating,” he said. “She loved the wound-healing clinic, Dr. (Marshall W.) Cunningham, and all the staff, and they loved her. If you met her, you loved her. That’s just the way she was.”The Good Health School will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the hospital’s first-floor Learning Centers A and B. Reservations are not required. Dr. Cunningham will present information on diabetes and how it can lead to increased risk for limb loss. He will outline risk factors and give tips on what to do to prevent ulcerations and ultimately amputations.Also on the program will be Peggy Jander, RN, a certified diabetes educator, who will present resources available that explain why it’s important to control blood sugar, and Kay Steinbring, a registered and licensed dietitian, who will outline dietary choices to help control blood sugar.Dr. Cunningham is former chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery and director of the Diabetic Limb and Wound Healing Clinic at Louisiana State University Health and Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center at Shreveport. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He joined the Hill Country Memorial Medical Staff in 2005.For more information on the Good Health School, call 830-990-6648.

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