At Home Diabetic Care with Active Home Health
Being diagnosed with diabetes is life changing. In addition to new medications, a newly diagnosed diabetic patient must make a variety of lifestyle changes. Learn how home health for diabetes helps you make those changes and provide better self-management of the disease.
Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the United States. Chances are you have known one of the 37 million people in the United States who has had diabetes. Maybe that someone is you. Regardless of who it is, diabetes is a lifelong disease that requires changes to your daily routine.
These changes come in many different shapes and sizes. They involve taking medications daily. Some of these medications will help keep your blood sugar levels at a healthy level. Others will help to keep your blood pressure low and preserve your kidney function. Others still will lower your cholesterol levels, helping to prevent cardiovascular events common in diabetes.
On top of these medication changes, being diabetic requires a change in lifestyle too. Diabetic patients must adjust their diet and level of physical activity to avoid significant complications. Changes in stress, illness or even menstruation can drastically affect blood sugar levels. These changes require significant planning prior to prepare a patient for how to adjust their daily care.
Consequences of Poor Management
Failure to make these lifestyle changes will cause serious damage to a multitude of organs in a variety of ways. Some of the ways that this damage manifests include:
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Heart Attacks
- Foot ulcers
The good news though is that many of these complications are preventable through the lifestyle modifications that we have listed above. But no one can make these changes for you. It really comes down to you, the patient, taking control of your management. You can do this by educating yourself and your caregivers and developing a positive attitude towards this new challenge.
Managing Diabetes with Active Home Health
Whether you are a newly diagnosed diabetic or you have been doing this for years, Active Home Health can help you manage your diabetes. We provide more than just insulin injections. Our team of loving nurses and therapists are trained to help empower you from the comfort of your home. We provide medication, nutritional and disease education, including how to recognize the signs and symptoms of low and high blood sugar levels. We can teach you how to monitor and check your blood sugars at home.
Active Home Health also offers support with diabetic foot care.
Some of the benefits you or your loved one will see with Active Home Health’s diabetic management include:
- Achieve lifestyle changes
- Monitor sign and symptoms
- Record and interpret blood glucose levels and blood pressure
- Fewer complications
- Fewer ER or urgent care visits
- Improved quality of life
- Better self-management of diabetes
- Improved confidence
Why Choose Active Home Health?
Being diagnosed with diabetes is life changing. In addition to new medications, a newly diagnosed diabetic patient must make a variety of lifestyle changes. This can be overwhelming, but Active Home Health is here to help you. With Active, you will see an improvement in managing your blood sugar levels and experience fewer complications. If you or a loved one are struggling to manage your diabetes, give us a call today!