April 17th, 2007

Great River Medical Center is offering a program about wound healing and diabetes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Blackhawk Room at the Great River Center for Rehabilitation, 1401 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. Reduced-price blood-sugar and hemoglobin A1c testing will be available before the program, from 8 to 9 a.m.

The program topics and speakers are:
• 9 to 10 a.m., Chronic Disease Conditions and Wound Development – Mark Buettner, D.O., Medical Director, Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic
• 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Making Your Doctor Visit Count – Marcia Carlson, R.N., M.A., CDE, Diabetes Educator, Great River Diabetes Education Program

Fasting blood-sugar test will be offered for $5. Hemoglobin A1c (also known as glycosylated hemoglobin) for diabetic monitoring will be offered to diabetics for $20. Those interested in having a fasting blood-sugar test should not eat or drink (except water) anything after midnight the night before the test. Fasting is not required for the Hemoglobin A1c.

Registration for both the program and testing is required. To register, please call Great River Medical Center’s Corporate Education Department at (319) 768-4070.