The impact diabetes has on wound healing will be the topic of a lecture at Takoma Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m.
The event will be held in the hospital’s Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center.
Angela Johnson, nurse practitioner at Takoma’s Wound Healing Center, will discuss why it is important for diabetics to properly care for their wounds.
“Diabetics are more prone to wounds and infections,” Johnson said. “They’re taught to check their feet, but they are also prone to other types of wounds, such as leg ulcers and even complications from surgical wounds. They have delayed healing because of their diabetes.”
Johnson will also discuss the individualized treatment plans offered at the Wound Healing Center, which uses advanced therapies, including hyperbaric chambers.
Johnson graduated from the nurse practitioner program at East Tennessee State University and earned special certification in wounds, ostomy and continence care from Emory University in Atlanta.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Louisa Hammer, certified diabetic educator, at (423) 636-0308.