St. James Hospital Supports Diabetes Awareness

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019

LUTCHER — In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, St. James Parish Hospital’s free Diabetic Support Group Meeting will have a featured speaker in November.

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the Hospital Meeting Room. Diabetics, prediabetics and family members of diabetics are invited to attend.

Lacey St. Pierre, Community Educator at the hospital’s Wound Care Center, will offer a presentation on diabetic wounds. Slow-healing or chronic wounds are a common problem for diabetics that can lead to serious and life-threatening complications. The presentation will be open-ended and attendees will be able to ask questions.

Lacey graduated with a degree in Behavioral Science and has been in the wound care field for over a decade.

In addition, attendees at the meeting will have the option to sign up for a free Foot Screening by Dr. Darek Guichard, Podiatrist on staff at St. James Parish Hospital. Foot Screenings will be first come, first serve on Nov. 14 in the Medical Plaza.

For more information on November’s Diabetic Support Group Meeting, call 225-258-5998.

The Wound Care Center, a department of St. James Parish Hospital, is located in the Medical Plaza. To schedule an appointment in Lutcher, call 877-295-2273.

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