FREE Community Screening and Educational Event

A FREE Community Screening and Educational Event with The Save A Leg Save a Life Foundation will be held Thursday, March 10 at the First Baptist Church of Natchitoches, located at 508 Second Street.

This event is for those who are at risk of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Diabetic Foot Ulcers, or Amputation. Diabetics, Smokers, Anyone Age 50 or Older and Healthcare Providers are encouraged to attend. This means patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in learning more about PAD, Diabetes and amputation prevention.

The screening will take place at 9 am, followed by community education at 12:30 pm. Healthcare education will be provided from 3:30-4:30 pm, followed by a Healthcare Roundtable Dinner from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Screenings include:

Glucose (Blood Sugar)
Blood Pressure
Heart Rate
Sensation tests
Arterial perfusion
And More

The Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation’s Mission is to reduce the number of lower extremity amputations and improve the quality of life of citizens who are afflicted with wounds and complications from diabetes and peripheral artery disease.

For more information contact Frank.Aviles@NRMCHOSPITAL.ORG