Posted on Oct 05, 2016
When the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program conducted a diabetes education class at the Jewish Community Center in York, Pennsylvania earlier this year, a special guest speaker brought valuable insight into foot care for people with diabetes.

Dr. Maria Kasper, a podiatrist with Martin Foot and Ankle in Pennsylvania, spoke to the class about diabetic complications, foot problems and the practice’s own clinical trials with diabetic foot ulcers.
Community Diabetes ClassesHer participation sparked a continuing partnership between the EDC program and the practice.

A program of Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network, EDC is a community-based approach that encourages participation and provides a structure to support people with Medicare in their commitment to managing diabetes. Participants learn about diabetes risks, nutrition, weight management, how to properly manage medications and much more.

Martin Foot and Ankle has began partnering with the EDC program in April of 2016.
“They were very receptive to having a podiatrist come out to our classes to speak about diabetic complications, diabetic foot problems, and their diabetes trials,” Angie Alwood, a Community Health Worker with Quality Insights, said. “This is an exciting partnership and we are looking forward to working with them.”

Martin Foot and Ankle will continue to speak at EDC classes throughout the area as schedules permit.

As part of the Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) project, Quality Insights facilitates diabetes self-management education and peer educator trainings throughout Pennsylvania. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, contact Angie Alwood, Community Health Worker, at (877) 346-6180 ext: 7625 or [email protected] for classes in the York area, or Shikina Wills, Project Coordinator, at (877) 346-6180 ext. 7825 or [email protected] for other classes in Pennsylvania.  
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**Martin Foot and Ankle is extremely excited to join forces with the EDC project and we hope when a class comes to your community that you take full advantage of them!