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.

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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.

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Diabetes

Diabetic woman uses a glaucometer to check her blood sugar level.

Affecting millions of women in the USA, Diabetes is caused by a defect in the way our bodies make or use insulin. Without enough insulin to help process the food we eat, our levels of blood sugar become too high. This can lead to serious complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and even death.

ChristianaCare offers comprehensive and specialist care for women with diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Our board-certified endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, nutritional counselors and support staff provide you with the best possible care, tailored for you.

Our team of expert registered nurses and registered dietitians dedicate themselves to helping you manage your diabetes. We offer programs at sites throughout Delaware, with morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday group sessions available.

For more information, please call 302-661-3401.

Care Options

Some of our care options include:

Pregnancy and Diabetes – For women who have diabetes and want to make sure their pregnancy is healthy and safe.

Insulin Pump Therapy – One-on-one support to teach you how to properly use an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor and how to integrate theses technologies into your lifestyle.

Other Speciality Care – To cover all areas of diabetes, special cases and issues with the wider endocrine system.

Diabetes Primary Care

ChristianaCare supports your primary care doctor through its diabetes primary care services program. In the program, our certified diabetes educators offer educational support that complements your primary care doctor’s medical and educational goals for your diabetes. Our individual and group education sessions are ideal if you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or if you haven’t had previous diabetes education.

Education to help you live successfully with diabetes

As part of our program, we offer an American Diabetes Association approved diabetes self-management class, Living with Diabetes, at convenient times and locations throughout Delaware.

We also offer individualized blood glucose monitor and insulin injection training within 48 hours of patient’s request for service.

Our education teaches you the essentials of successfully living with diabetes. You learn how to:

  • Control your blood sugar to minimize complications.
  • Plan meals and introduce proper nutrition into your daily life.
  • Check your blood sugar and use the results.
  • Use exercise to control your blood sugar.
  • Identify the most current and effective treatments and medications.
  • Set healthy goals for living with diabetes.
  • Manage stress.
  • Expert and convenient care

Individual Diabetes Counseling Sessions

One-on-one counseling is available with a registered nurse or a registered dietitian who are certified diabetes educators. Counseling helps you achieve effective diabetes control.

Topics that can be covered include:

A diabetes overview to help you learn about your type of diabetes, review basic survival skills and help lower your risks for diabetic complications.
Blood glucose testing, including selecting and using a meter and understanding your test results.
Instruction on how to use insulin and injectable medications.
Nutrition and meal planning to help define options that can work for you.

For more information, please call 302-661-3050.

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