Diabetes Services

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812-376-5709

2400 E 17th St
Columbus, IN

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Serious complications from diabetes can be avoided or slowed through detection and effective self-management skills. We can help. Our Diabetes Care Services team at Columbus Regional Health consults and educates people with diabetes to better understand and treat their disease.

Our Diabetes Care Services program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association, which ensures the highest quality in meeting national standards for diabetes care and education. Education and counseling sessions are available by individual appointment.

Diabetes
Symptoms

Extreme thirst
Frequent urination
Dry, itchy skin
Excessive hunger
Blurred vision
Feeling more tired than usual
Sudden weight changes
Frequent infections
Slow healing of cuts or sores




26



MILLION

roughly the number of Americans with diabetes

Diabetes Treatments

Family involvement and social support
Nutrition management
Prevention, detection, and treatment of complications
Exercise and activity
Stress and emotional adjustment
Understanding medications/insulin
Self-monitoring of blood sugar and how to use the results
Goal setting and problem solving
Use of health-care and community resources

Wound Care for Diabetic Wounds of the Lower Extremity (DWLE)

Our Wound Center provides a collaborative effort among referring physicians, surgeons, podiatrists and other specialists. Treatment options include aggressive wound debridement, bioengineered tissue products and negative pressure wound therapy.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is another advanced treatment option used adjunctively with an aggressive multidisciplinary therapeutic pathway and is effective in decreasing major amputations in diabetic patients with severe neuropathic and/or ischemic foot ulcers.

HBOT can also improve a patient's response to local soft tissue and bone infection and can be considered as an adjunctive therapy for patients with Wagner grade III or higher DWLE.

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Diabetic Wounds: A Chronic Situation

Diabetes now affects more than 26 million people in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 15% of these people will develop a foot ulcer in their lifetime. Such ulcers may lead to subsequent wound infections and progressive tissue loss, resulting in amputations, morbidity and/or death.

Historical data suggests that aggressive wound care can prevent dire or unacceptable outcomes. By working with our Wound Center physicians, nurses and other clinical resources, patients have a greatly improved ability to experience excellent outcomes.