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Saint Thomas Health, HealTogether, and Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocks Bring Diabetes Awareness to Middle Tennessee

Nashville, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2013)— Saint Thomas Health is proud to join with HealTogether and Celebrity Chef Charles Mattocksto host the HealTogether Diabetic You Mobile Tour on Friday, Nov. 15.

HealTogether, a national awareness program, has aligned the tour with their mission of promoting proper foot care for people with diabetes, educating individuals about diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) and encouraging those with DFUs to talk to their doctor about seeing a wound care specialist.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with Chef Charles Mattocks and other diabetes and wound care specialists to learn more about diabetes and common complications the disease can cause. Chef Mattocks will conduct diabetes-friendly cooking demonstrations and visitors will receive a free, yearlong subscription to Diabetic Living.

As an advocate for patients with diabetes, “The Poor Chef” and author of Eat Cheap but Eat Well, Charles Mattocks, joined the tour to raise awareness about the deadly disease. Since he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2011, he has made it his mission to help educate people about leading healthier lives starting with healthy eating. 

The mobile tour bus will be in the parking lot of Saint Thomas Health’s Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The center, located at 2000 Murphy Ave., opened last April. The center houses the latest technology in hyperbaric oxygen treatment and has the most advanced hyperbaric chamber in a five-state region. A highly trained staff specializes in treating a wide range of wounds while utilizing the newest clinical tools in patient care such as therapy services and pain management.

Participants can park in the lot at the Craig Center. For more information, please contact Greg Pierce at 615-284-3914.

 

About Saint Thomas Health

Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under the common mission of one healing community. With more than 7,000 associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.sths.com.

 

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