Centers & Services

Diabetes Center

In recent years, patients with diabetes are increasing rapidly worldwide and there are about ten million diabetic patients in Japan. It is an important issue worldwide to take effective measures against diabetes mellitus, because diabetic complications such as nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy, myocardial infarction, cerebral infarction and periodontal disease may result in decreased quality of life (QOL) and reduced life prognosis.
Against such a background, the Diabetes Center was established in April 2012 to provide high quality diabetes care in close and efficient coordination with associate medical staff. The Diabetes Center also trains medical staff engaged in diabetes medical care and promotes regional medical partnership including primary care doctors.

Management System

<Constituent Clinical Divisions>

Nephrology, Diabetology and Endocrinology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Periodontics and Endodontics

<Medical Staff>

Doctors, dentists, nurses, registered dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists, medical technologists, and dental hygienist

<Staff>

Head: Jun Wada(Professor of Medicine/Chair, Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Metabolism)
Vice-head: Kenichi Shikata(Professor of Center for Innovative Clinical Medicine/Okayama Prefecture Diabetes Medical Care Collaboration Promotion Project Office)
Assistant Professor Atsuhito Tone <Okayama Prefecture Diabetes Medical Care Collaboration Promotion Project Office>

Management Policy

We aim to provide appropriate diagnosis and treatment for diabetes in cooperation with related clinical division of diabetes care team. We also aim to contribute to improving education and research related to diabetes and promoting regional medical partnership. The Diabetes Center is managed in cooperation with each related clinical division.

Team Medical Care

High quality medical care for diabetes and diabetic complications was provided through team medical care in cooperation with related clinical division, such as Diabetology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Obstetrics and Periodontics & Endodontics.

Human Resources Development

We train diabetologist doctors and Certified Diabetes Educators of Japan (CDE-J).

Diabetes Medical Care Collaboration

We promote regional diabetes medical partnership including primary care doctors. We promote the “Diabetes Medical Care Cooperation Promotion Project” based on Okayama Prefecture’s 7th Regional Medicine Regeneration Plan in collaboration with Okayama Prefecture and the Okayama Prefectural Medical Association.