Diabetes is a growing epidemic and is leading to escalating healthcare costs. The largest share of these expenditures occurs in the inpatient setting. Hospitalized patients with diabetes or illness-related elevations in glucose have higher mortality, greater rates of postsurgical complications and readmission, longer lengths of stay, and are less likely to make a full recovery. This may be due, in part, to the degree of glucose control.
Ohio State University Medical Center’s Diabetes Research Center offers comprehensive services for all patients diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes conditions. Our faculty and staff are actively involved in education, prevention, early detection and treatment programs related to diabetes. Our goal is to provide instruction and technologies to help patients manage their diabetes to the best of their ability.
We believe that, through education, people living with diabetes can achieve therapeutic goals and, in the long run, prevent long-term diabetes complications.
A primary goal of Ohio State’s Diabetes Reserach Center is to provide state-of-the-art education for patients, staff, healthcare providers and professionals. Through annual communitywide diabetes education events, church-based education programs, global conferences, and partnerships with local diabetes agencies, we are successfully sharing information on the prevention and treatment of diabetes and fostering the development of new technologies to better treat diabetes.