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We provide diabetes monitoring support from the comfort of your home. Allow our Care Professionals to assist you with practical support and care tailored around your individual needs.
Diabetes can develop at any stage of life, common symptoms often include:
If your loved one shows signs of these symptoms, consult a doctor.
Treatments for diabetes are reliant on routine and careful monitoring, so your loved one may struggle to stay on top of the illness. This is where Home Instead can help.
Diabetes, with its constant monitoring requirements and the need for insulin injections, is difficult for anyone to manage. In particular, older people may struggle to adhere to a medication routine, particularly if they are living with other conditions such as dementia.
Home Instead Care Professionals can visit your loved one as little or as often as required and can help with the management of diabetes. If your loved one needs insulin therapy, we can check blood sugar and administer insulin. You can rest assured your Care Professional will be trained to the highest clinical standards by working with your own health teams and our bespoke clinical training partners.
Along with help to prepare healthy meals or supervision to enable your loved one to exercise safely, we can provide support in a range of ways to meet your individual needs such as hourly care, longer hours, or even live-in care.
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Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. There are 2 main types of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.
Type 2 diabetes – where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin.
As part of our health care at home provision, our Care Professionals are specifically trained in diabetes monitoring, assisting clients to monitor their blood sugar levels and to respond accordingly to low or high readings. They are deemed competent to provide support to you unsupervised in your own home and can also be trained to administer Insulin via a pen device.
Care Professionals are fully trained and deemed competent in your care needs, which helps to reduce the number of infections and the need for hospital admissions. Care is carried out at home when you need it, not when it suits others and reduces the risk of complications. There are many benefits of having one of our Care Professionals to provide diabetes monitoring at home:
Having health care at home allows you to maintain your independence, routine, and lifestyle.
Home Instead strive to match you with a Care Professional who has common interests and hobbies to better support you within your environment, ensuring the best care is delivered to the highest standard.
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Having regular checks of your blood sugars is a vital part of living with Diabetes, allowing you to learn if you need to make any changes, such as eating or taking more medication. In the long-term routine checks can keep you healthy and lower the chance of complications occurring.
Many people who have diabetes are able to live their lives normally despite the challenges it can create. As long as you lead a healthy lifestyle and manage your medical needs appropriately, your life should not require too many changes. Where support is needed for you or a loved one with diabetes, Home Instead can provide care as required.
Being ill can effect your diabetes management so its important to be prepared for this possibility. You may need to make changes during this time and check your blood sugar more regularly. Your clinical team will likely have advice for your specific needs, and our Care Professionals are trained in how to support you during a period of illness.