The Center for Diabetes Management at UTR Medical Center offers education for managing diabetes. UTR Medical Center is dedicated to providing a caring approach in diabetes education. If you are suffering from diabetes and are committed to learn, we can help you control and cope with your disease. We provide education on self-care, how to set and attain personal goals, and how to avoid undesirable complications.
UTR Medical Center diabetes education program follows the national standards for a self-management education program prescribed by the American Diabetes Association.
If you have diabetes, we can help you start living a normal life again.
Diabetes is oftentimes very stressful. It requires many difficult changes, including changes to lifestyle, work routines, exercise and eating habits. But you aren’t the only one affected by diabetes. Diabetes affects your family and friends, too. We encourage a healthy approach to stress using the acronym PARENT.
- Positive thinking
- Assertiveness in expressing your needs
- Relaxation techniques
The Pain Clinic at UTR Medical Center provides a variety of treatment options for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. Treatment options are based on patient complaints and general diagnosis.
Our staff of doctors and nurses specializes in the care of patients with back and neck pain that may extend to the limbs. We also treat neuropathic pain resulting from diabetes or vascular insufficiency, nerve entrapment, scar neuroma, facial pain or complex regional pain syndrome. Treatment options may include epidural, nerve root, or facet injections of an anesthetic and/or steroids, radiofrequency, cryotherapy or implantation of spinal cord stimulators.
We also treat patients with pain caused by malignancies with a variety of procedures best suited to the type of disease process, including implantation and management of morphine pump.
Patients with herpes zoster (shingles) are seen as early as possible to initiate nerve blocks and/or medications to lessen pain and to reduce the risk of developing post-herpetic neuralgia.
The Pain Clinic provides interventional pain management for the evaluation and treatment of:
- Epidural, transforaminal or selective nerve root injections
- Facet injections or radiofrequency
- Neuropathic pain management for CRPS I and II, phantom limb pain, Herpes Zoster
- Injections of local anesthetics for nerve entrapment, scar neuroma and muscle spasm
Diagnostic Imaging Services
UTR Medical Center offers a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services to patients and provides training services to use of radiology equipment in the community. In addition to general radiology, the staff offers an array of services including dental, general x-ray and ultrasound.
UTR Medical Center’s Wound Care Center, managed by Diversified Clinical Services, provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. Typically, a wound that does not respond to normal medical care within 30 days is considered a problem or chronic wound.
That’s where our Wound Care Center can help. With the state-of-the-art treatments available including debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, dressing selection, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn.
What We Treat:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous stasis Ulcers
- Pressure sores
- Wounds due to circulatory problems
- Non-healing surgical wounds
Malaria and Typhoid Diagnosis & Treatment
Fever in a person within the community or who has recently traveled in a malaria-endemic area should always be immediately evaluated using the appropriate diagnostic tests for malaria.
At UTR Medical Center we believe that rapid and accurate diagnosis of typhoid and malaria is integral to the appropriate treatment of affected individuals and in preventing the further spread of infection in the community. We provide diagnostic and technical assistance on malaria diagnosis.
We use our state of the art laboratory to determine disease severity, the species of typhoid and malaria parasite causing the infection and apply necessary treatment. Additional factors such as age, weight, and pregnancy status may limit the available options for malaria treatment.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don’t realize they have it. That’s why it’s important to get your blood pressure checked regularly.
Hypertension (high blood pressure), the most common primary diagnosis in Nigeria, is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in Nigeria.
At UTR Medical Center we focus on disease management strategies to improve blood pressure control in order to improve health outcomes for patients with HTN. Self-measured blood pressuring monitoring (SMBP) is one of our strategies that are being promoted in the community. The SMBP guide provides guidance and resources for public health practitioners on the integration of self-measured blood pressure monitoring with clinical feedback into chronic disease prevention efforts.
UTR educate patients and provide awareness on sodium consumption in the form of salt. We advise our patients to get active, quit smoking, and control their blood pressure to boost heart health.
Too much sodium is bad for your health. It can increase your blood pressure and your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease and stroke are the first and third killers of men and women in Nigeria each year.
Having high blood cholesterol puts a person at risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in Nigeria now. About 1 of every 5 adult Nigerian has high blood cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. But when you have too much in your blood, it can build up on the walls of your arteries. This can lead to heart disease and stroke.
There are no symptoms of high cholesterol. Many people have never had their cholesterol checked, so they don’t know they’re at risk. The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent high cholesterol—or to reduce your levels if they are high. At UTR Medical Center, we can administer a simple blood test to determine your cholesterol level.
Visit UTR Medical Center to get checked and learn more about cholesterol, heart disease, and what you can do to stay healthy.
Maternity Health Program
We are a baby friendly maternity care facility. We provide infant formula to our patients, as it can be life-saving during an infant’s first year of life, especially for many of our low-income patients.
We thrive on improving health outcomes for infants and mothers as well as greater patient and staff satisfaction.
Our community endeavors to provide nutritional support and educational resources to pregnant and new mothers. We encourage programs that discourage teenage pregnancy and teach them to stay in school.