Home Care Services for Diabetics
At SYNERGY HomeCare we know that living with diabetes can be challenging. From establishing a healthy lifestyle to managing blood sugar and insulin levels, the disease can require supplemental care outside regular visits to the doctor or after a hospitalization. SYNERGY HomeCare has experience in helping individuals and their families cope with diabetes. Our caregivers can help with planning and preparing nutritious meals, medication reminders, testing reminders and encourage regular exercise.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body cannot produce enough or effectively use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows glucose from food to enter the body’s cells where it is converted into energy needed by muscles and tissues to function. The disease can be caused by too little insulin, a resistance to insulin or both. There are three major types of diabetes - type 1 can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed in children, teens or young adults whose bodies make small amounts of insulin or none at all. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. It usually occurs in adults, but is increasingly seen in children and adolescents. Gestational diabetes refers to the development of high blood sugar in pregnant women who did not previously have the disease. In all cases of diabetes, patients may experience similar symptoms, such as blurry vision, excess thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, hunger and weight loss.
SYNERGY HomeCare Can Help
When discovered early, diabetes care is often about making healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices. SYNERGY HomeCare sends caregivers prepared to assist from beginning to end with meal planning and preparation. They can help plan a weekly menu of healthful meals, develop the appropritate a grocery list, help with the shopping, prepare the meals and even complete the clean up if needed. Our caregivers can also encourage appropriate exercise such as a walk in the park or by providing transportation to attend a fitness class. And since taking medications is so important with diabetes, your SYNERGY caregiver can assist with medication reminders. If complications from diabetes have developed, we can also assist with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming, dressing, household chores and errands.
Find out if SYNERGY HomeCare diabetes care services are right for you by contacting your local office today!