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The medical staff at Diabetes Center takes a collaborative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. The Diabetes Center consists of specialized groups consisting of endocrinologists, nurses, dieticians, sports medicine specialists, pharmacists and social workers who provide a customized education program to help diabetic patients control their illness.

Strengths

The Diabetes Center ensures that our web-based blood tester program can help patients control their blood sugar in a structured manner. Our one-stop test and treatment system for diabetes and diabetic complications is focused on patient-centered care.

Diagnostic tests

We preform blood and urine tests to evaluate blood glucose, lipid, renal function.
We also offer continuous glucose monitoring (CGMS) that can track your blood sugar levels for 72 hours. Diabetic complications, such as retinopathy, nephropathy, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular complications are very serious problems that are known to increase mortality. We regularly screen for diabetic complications using fundoscopy, sensory and motor nerve function tests, autonomic nerve function tests, carotid artery ultrasonography, and peripheral artery doppler examination. Our team is composed of specialists such as ophthalmologists, nephrologists, cardiologist, vascular surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and rehab sepcialists.

Latest treatment methods

To communicate with patients effectively, we developed a smart-phone application that allows patients to record their glucose and food intake. From the information, we can support our patients by adjusting their medications or insulin amounts effectively.

Recent trends in clinical research

We are trying to develop a new insulin pump that can sense the patient’s glucose level and adjust insulin automatically, essentially acting as an artificial pancreas.
This innovative technology would change the lives of insulin-dependent patients suffering from diabetes mellitus.

Other resources

Our Our diabetes education team provides educational programs including group sessions, individual sessions, breakfast and lunch meetings.
From these educational programs, our diabetic patients learn to understand their problem better, and we help motivate them to control their diet and blood sugar more effectively. We also publish over 10,000 copies of our monthly Samsung Diabetes Newsletter for our patients and their families.

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Patients' Rights and Responsibilities

Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.