Diabetes Services

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812-376-5709

2400 E 17th St
Columbus, IN

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Overview

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects 30.3 million Americans. Although there is no cure for diabetes, it can be managed to help reduce the risk of complications. We can help. The diabetes team at Columbus Regional Health educates people with diabetes and their families to help them better understand and treat their disease.

Our program is accredited through AADE Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP).

A Team Approach

Diabetes team photo

Our team consists of a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Registered Dietitian, both Certified Diabetes Educators, and a Diabetes Paraprofessional.  We work together to provide comprehensive diabetes care.

The diabetes team also collaborates with primary care providers in the area to ensure your care is well-coordinated. 

Our Services

We can help people manage Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes.  We also place Libre Pro continuous  glucose monitors to help with treatment decisions.

Education

Living with diabetes requires understanding your disease, learning new skills to manage it, and keeping a positive outlook.   Our education includes:

  • Healthy eating options with diabetes
  • Monitoring blood sugar and interpreting the results
  • Importance of physical activity and how to become more active

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.

Read more about our Wound Center

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

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