Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

ChristianaCare

Shortage of Contrast for Imaging Services

Because of a global shortage of iodinated contrast material (Omnipaque) caused by temporary overseas manufacturing disruptions, ChristianaCare is taking steps to preserve supply so that it remains available for the most time-sensitive and urgent patient needs. (Learn more in our frequently asked questions.)

Omnipaque contrast is the most widely used contrast material for CT scans and radiographic examinations at ChristianaCare facilities. It is also used for cardiac imaging and interventions, and in the GI lab, Surgicenter and other settings.

The shortage is expected to last several weeks, and likely into the summer months.

Hospitals and health care organizations worldwide are managing the effects of the shortage and the impact to patient care.

ChristianaCare is making every effort to meet the needs of patients who need this product in their procedures. We are working individually with physicians to prioritize those patients with the most urgent needs.

Wherever possible, we are using alternative contrast material and limiting its use to ensure adequate supplies for time sensitive and emergent exams. It is possible that some elective procedures that use this product will need to be delayed.

ChristianaCare will continue to look for options to minimize disruptions created by the shortage, as we serve our community as expert, caring partners in health.

Learn more in our frequently asked questions (FAQs).

COVID-19: New Visitation Guidelines. Click here for what to expect at ChristianaCare during COVID-19.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes

Are You At Risk or Have You Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes?

Beat Type 2 Diabetes with PreventT2

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PreventT2 is taught by ChristianaCare registered dietitians and community educators who’ve been trained as lifestyle coaches.

Get the Facts

If you have prediabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to:

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  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • blindness
  • blindness

Are You At Risk?

9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. You’re at risk for prediabetes — and type 2 diabetes — if you:

  • Are over age 45.
  • Are overweight.
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes.
  • Exercise fewer than three times a week.
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth a baby weighing 9 pounds or more.

One Year to a Healthier You

PreventT2 is a one-year lifestyle program that will help you lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The program is a CDC-approved curriculum and is taught by trained lifestyle coaches.

The goal of the program is to help you lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight — up to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds — by eating healthier and being more physically active.

Meetings are weekly for the first 16 weeks then twice a month for the next six months.

With PreventT2, you’ll learn to:

  • Improve Nutrition
  • Become more physically active.
  • Become more physically active.
  • Manage stress.
  • Successfully overcome obstacles.
  • Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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“I have lost 23 pounds, and…was able to get off blood pressure medication and medication for acid reflux.” — Megan

Small group classes of up to 15 people provide a supportive environment

Live Your Best Life Today

If you have prediabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to:

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“I look in the mirror, and I’m happy with the person I am looking at.” — Rochelle

If you think you might have prediabetes:

  • Take the prediabetes risk test
  • Bring the test to your primary care provider. If you don’t have a primary care physician, call 1-800-693-CARE or visit christianacare.org/primarycare.
  • Ask to be tested for prediabetes.
  • Call 302-623-3439 to find out about the Prevent2T classes