The Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, is supporting the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Alert Day on March 28.
Diabetes Alert Day represents an important reminder for all people to assess their possible risk for type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin. This results in unhealthy blood sugar levels leading to a variety of medical complications. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include heredity, age, diet, inactivity, sedentary lifestyle and obesity.
“An estimated 29.1 million people in the US have diabetes,” says D. Scott Covington, MD, FACS, chief medical officer for Healogics. “Of those 29.1 million, nearly 28 percent are undiagnosed. Diabetes Alert Day helps shed light on a national epidemic.”
The Center for Advanced Wound Healing recommends that everyone take the Diabetes Risk Test, which was developed by the American Diabetes Association. This test evaluates common risk factors and creates an unofficial score to help you determine your level of risk for type 2 diabetes. To take the Diabetes Risk Test, visit diabetes.org/alert.
For more information about type 2 diabetes risk factors and co-morbidities, contact The Center for Advanced Wound Healing located at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, 2190 Lynn Rd. Suite 320 Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 or call 805.370-HEAL (4325).
About The Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
The Center for Advanced Wound Healing at Los Robles Hospital provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are characterized as sores or wounds that have failed to significantly improve from traditional treatments. Some of the symptoms of non-healing wounds are poor circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility. Such chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and in some cases, amputation of the affected limb. We emphasize limb preservation and salvation using a variety of clinical treatments, therapies, and support services to treat chronic non-healing wounds. We provide access to state of the art equipment for outpatient clinical wound care and evidenced based, advanced treatment options.
About Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is a licensed 404-bed acute care facility. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Los Robles Hospital has the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Ventura County and the only Emergency room in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties with the coveted EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating. In addition, it is the only hospital certified by both Counties as a STEMI-designated heart attack center for rapid heart attack response and is a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. With over 600 physicians on its medical staff, representing over 50 medical and dental specialties, Los Robles is proud to be the community’s most trusted resource for health and a regional destination for care.