Healthy Focus Newsletter – November 2022

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DIABETES: Why More than 1 in 3 of Us Are at Risk—and Don’t Know It

What you don’t know can hurt you: More than 8.5 million adults in the United States have diabetes but aren’t aware of it. If you’re one of them—or if you’re not sure what your risk of diabetes is—then you’re likely not taking the simple steps that can help you prevent or treat the disease. And that means you may be at risk for the many diseases that untreated diabetes can lead to. Even the 37 million adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes may have some common misconceptions about the condition…Learn More

LUNCH TO LEARN SEMINAR: Putting Your Best Foot Forward Diabetic Foot Care  Learn More

November 14, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm HCMC Classrooms 2 & 3
Join us at Henry County Medical Center for our upcoming Lunch to Learn, “Putting Your Best Foot Forward, Diabetic Foot Care.” The seminar will be presented by Dr. Lindsay Foust of Innovative Orthopedics and Sonya Clark from the Center of Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine. The seminar will take place in HCMC Classrooms 2 & 3 at 12 noon on Monday, November 14, 2022. Call the HCMC Findline at 731-644-3463 to RSVP.

The following will be addressed during the presentation:

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Foot Deformities
  • Toenail and Skin Changes
  • Neuropathy
  • Wound Care

Stopping Diabetes in its Tracks

When it comes to preventing and managing type 2 diabetes, two heads—or more—are definitely better than one. With involved partners and resources to help keep you motivated and coach you on what to do, you’re much more likely to keep type 2 diabetes and its complications at bay, say the experts. In fact, many hospitals offer diabetes education resources for both patients who’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and those who are at high risk and are trying to improve their health; many insurance plans also cover these courses.. Learn More



Meet Lindsay Foust, DPM, Podiatrist at HCMC Innovative Orthopedics and Co-Director of the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine.

RECIPE: Puttanesca Pasta

Try this delicious pasta dish that contains eggs which are high in protein and can help reduce the absorption of glucose. It also contains spinach, which is low in starch and can be a great way to keep your blood sugar levels in check.