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Joel Callahan, M.D., to discuss diabetic neuropathy at the Pardee Health Education Center

Joel Callahan, M.D., with Pardee Neurology Associates, will discuss diabetic neuropathy on Wed., Nov. 16, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Pardee Health Education Center, located in the Blue Ridge Mall. During this presentation, Dr. Callahan will provide a basic understanding of diabetic neuropathy, why it occurs, and discuss the risk factors that are associated with this chronic condition.  There will also be a discussion on treatment strategies as well as strategies on living with neuropathy.  “According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, about 60 – 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of nervous system damage, and diabetes nerve disease is a major contributing cause of lower-extremity amputations.  By learning more about how neuropathy affects the body and taking positive steps to control diabetes, people can lower the risk of this serious complication,” said Nina Lovern, BSN, RN-BC, CDE, Nurse Educator and Perspectives Diabetes Program Coordinator. This presentation is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested by calling 1-866-790-WELL (9355).

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