In Home Care Providers for Elderly – Diabetes is a group of diseases that deal with how your body utilizes blood sugar also known as glucose. Glucose provides energy to our cells; without it, we cannot function. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 25% of people over 65 years of age have diabetes. We use blood test to diagnose it and we can control through medication and lifestyle. Rates of diabetes have been increasing due to age and obesity.
In Home Care Providers and Caregivers
There comes a point in life of most aged where they cannot manage all their basic needs alone. When you face the challenge of finding the best in-home care providers to help care for the emotional and physical wellbeing of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will have a lot to consider. The situation varies for everyone depending on their state of health, both mentally and physically. This is the reason why the services of registered home care aides have great importance.
Home Care, also known as In-Home Care is a collaborative effort between our care partners, our office staff providing support, and clients and their families. This partnership enables our clients to continue residing within the home of elderly, wherever that may be, to maintain their independence with dignity.
Registered caregivers provide services for patients with complications resulting from diabetes such as cardiovascular disease, nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney damage (nephropathy), eye damage (retinopathy), foot ulcers, skin conditions, amputations, hearing impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and depression among others.
Types of Diabetes
There are two kinds of diabetes, so it is important to understand these two very different diseases. There is type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes but can appear at any time. Type 2 diabetes usually afflicts the middle aged or older adult. In both cases, controlling blood sugar is critical. An elevated level of blood sugar can result in serious health problems such as organ shutdown and death. In-home care providers and nursing assistants who provide services to these elderly with diabetes must at a point in time create awareness of the risk factors to their patients to avoid stigmatization.
Risk Factors for Diabetes
Risk factors are the conditions or situations that increase the risk for getting diabetes.
The risk factors for type 1 diabetes include family history, environmental factors, the presence of damaging immune system cells (autoantibodies), geography since certain countries, such as Finland and Sweden, have higher rates of type 1 diabetes.
The risk factors for type 2 diabetes on the other hand include weight, inactivity, race, age, gestational diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Symptoms of Both Types of Diabetes
Symptoms of both types of diabetes include thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss. And also ketones in the urine due to a lack of insulin, fatigue, irritability, blurred vision, slow-healing sores, frequent infections. Such as gums or skin infections and vaginal infections.
While type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, sometimes it is possible to avoid type 2 diabetes by eating healthy foods. And by getting more physical activity and losing excess pounds.
Care for the diabetic patient is highly individualized. Insulin levels control blood sugar and so the diabetic patient must always be mindful of the delicate balance between glucose and insulin. Sulfonylureas and insulin have use to treat diabetes comes with a substantial risk for hypoglycemia. So our home care providers monitor every patient carefully.
We obtain glucose through the food we eat. Meal management can be challenging for the diabetic elderly. A home health aide can help assist the elderly person with meal preparation and shopping. To ensure that our elderly ones have enough nutritious and regular meals. Nursing assistants can also help with feeding the elderly patient and other meal-related as well as other household tasks. Home health aides work on an hourly or full-time basis. Registered home healthcare providers such as Royal CareGivers can help you hire one totally suited to your needs.
In Home Care Providers for Patients with Diabetes
More and more diabetic patients are cared for in the comfortable surroundings of their home. This is especially the case for the elderly who are often too weak to move successfully. Royal CareGivers in home care providers are able to focus specifically on providing care to any diabetic patient. A specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists monitor them. And they understand how to treat these specific symptoms and improve the quality of life. Royal CareGivers home health aides are well aware that the diabetic patient must be constantly monitored for hypoglycemia. And to keep their circulation up. Regular walking, exercise and foot examinations can improve circulation.
When home healthcare becomes necessary, Royal CareGivers provides skilled home health aide services for the elderly/patients in their homes. A nurse is always available and would be happy to discuss your case with you.
At Royal CareGivers, extraordinary service is what sets us apart from other companies who provide in-home health care services. Whatever your care needs, we are there for you. We are always striving to exceed your expectations.
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