LEAP Alliance Las Vegas Copyright 2009
The Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) Alliance has developed an agreement with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) to support a diabetes, free amputation-prevention foot screening program, “Lions Hunt for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN).”
DPN is the leading cause of diabetic leg amputations, and early detection and prompt treatment can save limbs.
Shown in the photo discussing the details of this agreement are, LEAP Alliance Director, Lawrence M. Rubin, DPM (Standing, Left), Summerlin Lions Club member and LEAP Lions Clubs Liaison, Al Van Gordon (Standing, Right), Rayleen Earney, SNHD Diabetes Educator (Seated, Left) and Deborah Williams SNHD Manager (Seated, Right).
Al Van Gordon is recruiting volunteer Lions from throughout the Southern Nevada area to participate in this program. These volunteers are named, “Lion Foot Soldiers in the War Against Diabetes.” Lion Foot Soldiers learn to perform a simple test using a nylon filament pressed against the foot to determine if there is loss of sensation due to DPN.
LEAP Alliance, Southern Nevada Health District, and Lions Clubs Limb-Saving Collaboration Announced
Foot screenings are brief foot exams for adult persons with Type 2 Diabetes to identify circulatory problems, diabetic neuropathy, and other conditions that can lead to severe lower extremity complications and amputations.
Foot Screening Program
provided in cooperation with the Nevada Lions Clubs
Lions Hunt for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) Free Foot Screening Program
Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada