diabetes & wound care

For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks, but for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The staff at the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center offer hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing. The OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center specializes in the treatment of problem wounds, a growing issue spurred by the aging of America. The center's wound services offer relief from all chronic, non-healing wounds including ulcers, pressure sores, trauma wounds, burns, surgical wounds and diabetes-related wounds.

The center includes two hyperbaric chambers to better and more quickly assist injuries in healing. The program is devoted to healing problem wounds, and helping patients to reclaim their quality of life. The majority of patients who are treated do not require hyperbaric oxygen therapy; however, those who do receive the treatment, have high healing rates because the process delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process.

The diabetes services of the center are designed to help individuals with diabetes develop and practice the self-management skills that will improve their health status and quality of life and reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications. Services include education/counseling support for adults and children with diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes as well as treatment of diabetes- related wounds.

The focus of both the diabetes and wound services of the center is the patient and patient comfort. From the abundant parking of Bellefonte Centre to the increased-comfort of the hyperbaric chambers when compared to similar technology, the services of the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center put the patient first.

For more information on the OLBH Diabetes & Wound Care Center, contact the OLBH CareLine at 606-833-CARE (2273) or e-mail careline@bshsi.org.

The center can be contacted by calling 606-833-4043.

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
Diabetes & Wound Care Center
Located at Bellefonte Centre, Ground Floor
1000 Ashland Drive
Ashland, KY 41101


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