Diabetes has become so prevalent that it is among the top public-health challenges in the U. S. right now. Its incidence seems as though it will only continue to rise with risk factors such as family history as well as obesity and poor life-style choices so widespread. Diabetes brings with it an array of potential health problems, affecting many critical body systems.
To respond, Lourdes supports prevention programs and has built teams of highly experienced clinicians in a variety of services who have skill and success in helping patients with diabetes and its many health effects. With the help of their healthcare providers, patients can bring diabetes under control, limit the damage this disease causes, and reduce the amount that this condition compromises their lives. But it takes know-how and conscientious work with the medical team and support persons.
Lourdes experts help patients with:
- daily techniques of managing diabetes, including controlling blood sugar;
- with the most common challenges for individuals with diabetes, such as keeping weight under control and maintaining cardiovascular health;
- and with specific problems and conditions related to diabetes.
But it all starts and succeeds with motivation and knowledge on the patient's part.
Diabetes often brings multiple health concerns, and medical challenges that straddle specialties and disciplines. Lourdes prides itself on a collaborative approach to care, based on a broad understanding of these challenges and on a coordinated strategy for each patient. See these Lourdes services offering first-rate care for patients with conditions related to diabetes:
- Cardiac Services
- Dialysis Services
- Primary Care Medicine
- Bariatric Surgery
- Obstetrics and Maternity Services
- Nephrology (kidney disease)
- Vascular Surgery
- Wound Care (and podiatry)
- Wellness Services
In 2009, Lourdes announced its participation in the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Diabetes Collaborative. The coalition focuses on community outreach, care management of high-needs patients, healthcare-provider education, practice management & capacity building, data collection and evaluation, and coalition-building among key stakeholders. Learn more.