The human body has its own natural way of regulating blood sugar levels from within. Insulin and glucagon – hormones produced by the pancreas – keep these levels in the desired range for optimal functioning. Glucagon is released in response to low blood sugar and helps these levels naturally rise to a normal range. Insulin is released in response to high blood sugar and helps these levels naturally fall to a normal range. When a person’s blood sugar levels ceases to be managed effectively by their body’s own natural hormones, however, intervention is needed and daily routines must be put into place in order to self-manage these levels.
Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of individuals with over a million additional diagnoses each year. Type 1 diabetes results when the body stops producing insulin. Type 2 diabetes results when the body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it as it should. Depending on the type of diabetes, blood sugar levels may be best controlled with either oral medication, insulin injections, diet, exercise, other methods or a combination of methods. If not properly monitored and controlled, serious, even fatal, complications develop. Living with diabetes requires lifestyle changes and everyday responsibilities. While self-care is carried out my many, it can be more difficult for those facing other daily challenges. Conditions that affect memory, movement, thought-processing and other health issues can make independently managing diabetes more difficult.
Here at Aqua Home Care, it is our duty to find the right caregiver for each individual seeking in-home care. We personally select qualified, experienced, compassionate caregivers who can meet daily needs and provide specialized care for more specific needs. This includes care for those in need of support when living with diabetes. Only highly-trained, trusted, professional caregivers are selected and matched. Support can include:
- Assistance checking blood sugar levels
- Meal preparation/feeding assistance
- Medication reminders
- Mobility/exercise assistance
- Transportation to doctor appointments
- Wound care
- Personal hygiene care
- And more
Managing diabetes requires daily dedication. Maintaining a healthy diet, getting the proper amount of exercise, remembering to take medications and checking blood sugar levels are vital components of self-care. Still, there are a variety of conditions that can pose challenges to completing these required routines. When in-home care is needed, Aqua Home Care is here to ensure that clients are matched with caregivers who can provide the support they need. Services pertaining to diabetes care are available around the clock, and we are happy to help by finding trusted, experienced caregivers for the task. When seeking in-home care, Aqua Home Care is here to make sure the support each individual needs is found and provided.