STRATEGIC PLAN 3Organizational Strategic Plan ProjectDiabetic Skin Solutions: A skin, foot, and wound clinic will provide a necessary serviceto the residents of Mecosta County who are diabetic. The main goal of the clinic is to improvethe quality of life for patients diagnosed with diabetes, and to decrease the overall occurrence of complications related to this devastating disease. Skin care is an important aspect of diabeticcare, and diabetic ulcers can be a devastating complication for a diabetic patient.Environmental Community Assessment
Services Currently Available
There are many services available in the Mecosta County area. The local MecostA CountyMedical Center has a dietitian-nutritionist program. This program provides care by:³assessing, planning, educating, and counseling individuals with specific needs. Theseservices may be related to diabetes, heart disease, weight management, child nutrition,digestive problems, or other medical conditions. A health care provider or physicianreferral is required for this service.´ (Mecosta County, n.d.)There are also community education classes through Mecosta Medical Center. This program iscalled the Diabetes Self-Management Education* Program (DSMEP). Reed City Hospital provides Diabetes Self-Management Education and Spectrum Health Reed City Hospitalcurrently offers a comprehensive diabetes self-management education program by Lori King,RN.It is very important to have information to properly manage diabetes when an individualis newly diagnosed. Diabetes support and education offered by these programs provide the latestinformation and give a practical approach that puts patients in charge of their health. In additionto the educational classes, Reed City and Big Rapids hospitals offer podiatry services.