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					For Immediate Release                                                                   Contact: Tracy McCulloch

May 25, 2012                                                                             208-239-5250



Southeastern Idaho Public will hold a free Foot care and ABCs of Diabetes Clinic on Thursday, June 14th

Southeastern Idaho Public Health and Idaho State University will provide a free foot exam, foot care, and ABCs
of diabetes clinic, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the
Butte County Public Health office at 178 Sunset. Other services provided at the clinic include dietary
counseling, blood pressure screening, functional fitness testing and action planning. All services will be
provided by Idaho State University Senior Nursing, Dietetics, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Health
Education Students.

Regular foot exams and foot care are a critical part of regular diabetes care. Regular foot exams can help
prevent serious damage to the feet and can prevent amputation by catching and treating abnormalities before
they become serious. Keeping the ABCs of diabetes, A1c, Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol, in control is also
important. The A1c goal for most people is below 7%. High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard
and may cause heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. The goal for most people is 130/80. Cholesterol
numbers tell the amount of fat in your blood. “Bad” cholesterol (LDL) builds up and clogs your blood vessels
which can cause heart attack or stroke. The LDL goal for most people is less than 100. “Good” cholesterol
(HDL) helps remove cholesterol from your blood vessels. The HDL goal for most people is above 40. Good
ways to help control the ABCs of diabetes are to eat healthy, get 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity, and be
smoke free. It is also good to get routine care including dental exams, dilated eye exams, and don’t forget the
foot exam.

Everyone is invited to the foot exam clinic, especially those living with diabetes. The services provided at the
clinic can benefit everyone.

For additional information about the foot exam and ABCs clinic, please contact the Butte County Public Health
office at 527-3463.




            Butte County • P.O. Box 806 • 178 Sunset • Arco, Idaho 83213 • Phone 208.527.3463 • Fax 208.527.3972
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