DIABETESThe American Diabetes Association reports that 25.8 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Diabetes affects people of all ages, races, and genders. HealthNow Home Healthcare provides trained professionals to help Diabetes patients including:

  • Teaching patients how to monitor blood sugar levels
  • Understanding the disease and minimizing its impacts
  • Managing insulin and other medications
  • Teaching lifestyle choices
  • How to exercise effectively
  • Identifying the signs of nerve or skin damage

Home Care Services for Patients with Diabetes

Healthnow Home Healthcare understands the challenges of living life with diabetes. The disease can require a lifestyle change, management of blood sugar, and insulin injections. Medication and regular doctor or hospital visits are also required. Healthnow Home Healthcare employs highly trained and experienced professionals to help patients and their families cope with managing Diabetes. Home healthcare practitioners will make in-home visits and provide healthcare and assistance with treatments to ensure a positive outcome.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic illness where glucose levels in the blood are higher than normal because the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to control it. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of Diabetes. Type 2 is usually diagnosed in adulthood, however it can occur in teenagers and children. Gestational diabetes is when pregnant women who had not previously had the disease experience high blood sugar. Symptoms of diabetes can include thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, hunger, weight loss, and blurry vision.

Treatment for Diabetes

There is no cure for Diabetes, but it can be managed through diet, exercise, and medication. Maintaining a healthy weight is important. People with Diabetes will need to monitor their blood sugar several times each day and some may need insulin therapy or other medications.