Diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body cannot produce enough or effectively use insulin. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are an estimated 29 million people living with diabetes in the United States. 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 which is 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, clients may experience similar symptoms, such as blurry vision, excess thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, hunger and weight loss.
Why SYNERGY HomeCare?
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 for an acute episode. SYNERGY HomeCare has experience in helping individuals and their families cope with diabetes. Our caregivers can help with the planning and the preparation of nutritious meals, medication reminders, testing reminders and encourage regular exercise. SYNERGY HomeCare helps those who are living with diabetes so that they can enjoy a higher quality of life.
Let us Help
Because of better treatments, people with diabetes are living longer, more independent lives. Managing your diabetes can take planning and support. The best plan includes healthy nutrition, maintaining an active lifestyle, being prepared and avoiding additional medical complications.
Our care team members can assist with:
- Nutritious meal planning and preparation
- Transfer to/from bed, wheelchair, etc
- Assistance with bathing and personal care
- Scheduling appointments and transportation
- Light exercise, light gardening, and transportation
- Medication reminders