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Managing Diabetes at Home

Have you been having difficulties with fluctuating blood sugars? Do you struggle to manage your medication, diet, or treatment plan for your diabetes? Home Health can help!

Diabetes, often referred to by doctors as diabetes mellitus, describes a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin or both. Your doctor can refer you to home health for skilled nursing for education on your disease and how it affects your health.

If diabetes is not adequately controlled, you’ll have a significantly higher risk of developing complications. Monitoring and self-care at home require understanding the disease process and how to manage diabetes at home. Diet, medication, and exercise are keys to success. Identifying the signs and symptoms of hyper and hypoglycemia will help you take action and address concerns before there is an urgent need for hospitalization.

How does Quality First Home Care help?

  • Managing the Diabetic disease process at home

  • Reducing the need for ER or Urgent Visits

  • Reducing the risk of episodes of hyper or hypoglycemia

  • Helping patients manage their glucometer

  • Increasing adherence to the treatment plan, diet, and exercise

  • Medication education

  • Disease process education

  • Recognizing and mitigating fluctuations in blood sugar

Home health care allows you to manage your care at home. Our team works with your physician to develop a personalized plan that addresses your healthcare needs and helps you meet your goals. We can help you regain your prior level of function, maintain your independence, and improve your overall quality of life. Call our office today or check out our services page for more detailed information on how home care can help.

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