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Diabetes monitoring with Home Instead

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.

Why is home care for diabetes monitoring support so important?

Diabetes can develop at any stage of life, common symptoms often include:

  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Extreme hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
  • Cuts/bruises/sores that are slow to heal
  • Unexplained weight loss – even if you are eating more

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.

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Help with the care of a diabetic loved one

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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What is Diabetes?

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.

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What is Diabetes monitoring?

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. 

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What are the benefits of Diabetes monitoring care?

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:

  • Enhance your independence and support you within your community
  • Potentially reduce health complications and hospital admissions
  • Assist with your diabetes monitoring and even insulin management
  • Assist with cleaning and maintenance of equipment and consumables
  • Support with ordering of stock and storage of deliveries
  • Work with you and your healthcare team when reviewing your care needs.
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Why choose diabetes monitoring care 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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