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Home Health Care for Diabetes
When diabetes patients are discharged from hospitals and treatment centers, they often require additional and continuing care in their home. In-home care providers must find an effective way to help diabetes patients transition from the treatment facility to their homes. A home care professional is the point person between the patient, family members, doctors, and nurses. Knowing how diabetes impacts the ability to live an independent lifestyle and remain active in the community is essential to having a positive treatment result.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a chronic disease defined by blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, being too high. The three most common types of diabetes are:
- Type 1 diabetes – Once known as juvenile diabetes, it is when a person’s pancreas stops producing the hormone that controls blood-sugar levels.
- Type 2 diabetes – Previously known as adult-onset, this chronic condition affects the way the body metabolizes sugar.
- Gestational diabetes – Can develop in some women during pregnancy. Typically, this type of diabetes subsides after childbirth. However, you have increased odds of developing type 2 diabetes in the future if you’ve already been diagnosed with gestational diabetes.
How Blessings4Ever can help!
Living with diabetes can be challenging. Regular visits from a home care professional after a stay in the hospital or official diagnosis can help a patient stay on top of their disease. Help with establishing a healthy lifestyle and maintaining blood glucose levels can help deliver the best outcomes in dealing with diabetes. Blessings4Ever has experience in helping patients and their family deal with this disease.
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