Diabetes 2017-09-19T17:02:22+00:00

Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20% of the U.S. population aged 65 and up has diabetes as a result of aging of the overall population. Older adults are also more prone to getting type 2 diabetes due to the combined effects of increasing insulin resistance and impaired pancreatic islet function. Without proper care and management older adults have a significantly higher probability to contract acute and chronic microvascular and cardiovascular complications caused by diabetes.

The most important ways to manage diabetes are:

  • Tracking your glucose levels
  • Making healthy food choices
  • Getting exercise
  • Taking your medications even when you feel good

To remain healthy with diabetes, it is important to:

  • Find out your average blood glucose level
  • Watch your blood pressure closely
  • Check your cholesterol regularly
  • Stop smoking
  • Have yearly eye and kidney exams
  • Stay up to date on vaccines
  • Care for your teeth and gums
  • Protect your skin
  • Be aware of any new red patches or sores on your feet

How Our Home Care Team Can Help

Living with Diabetes can be challenging. From adapting to a healthy lifestyle to managing insulin and blood sugar levels, this disease requires additional care outside of regular doctor visits.  Our trained caregivers are here to help your loved one cope with diabetes.

Services We Can Provide

Services may include but are not limited to:

  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Medication reminder
  • Grocery shopping and errands
  • Special diet assistance
  • Escort to appointments
  • Assist with exercise and mobility
  • Supervise overall care on a regular basis
  • Provide assistance with the activities of daily living
  • Assist with personal care
  • And many more!