In-Home Diabetes Care in Las Vegas
With assistive care, patients can learn to manage their condition and prevent it from worsening.
Have our skilled home health care agency provide in-home diabetic care to help keep the disease under control and protect your loved one from complications.
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Most PPO Insurance Plans Accepted
Why have home health diabetes care?
Statistics from the CDC show 11.9 percent of United States Citizens are diabetic. The highest percentages appear in persons 45-year-old and above. The good news is that with care, patients can learn to manage their condition and prevent it from worsening.
The primary goal of care is to not only control glucose levels but avoid low blood sugar as well. Blood glucose levels are monitored several times a day with a meter to meet specific goals of the patient’s physician.
Other things that help include:
- Weight reduction
- A proper diet
- An exercise program
Elderly patients may not be able to reduce their weight or exercise due to other existing conditions. However, a good diet that’s nutritious and low in carbohydrates can level out blood sugar levels. The correct food portions with snacks at the right times of a day keep glucose levels from skyrocketing or getting too low.
Goals to Prevent Diabetic Complications
People with diabetes are predisposed to many complications that can be even more detrimental to their health in other manners. Such complications include:
Major Skin Infections
Patients often suffer skin complications from infections or other disorders. An in-home care provider observes and treats it immediately to prevent it from becoming an infection. They heal slowly, so a skin infection may take several weeks to address.
Foot complications arise in about 50% of people with diabetes. They may experience neuropathy (numbness, loss of feeling in the feet), sustain an injury and not realize it. Poor circulation makes it difficult to fight off infections and heal. Unfortunately, reduction of blood flow or peripheral arterial disease can lead to foot amputation.
Risk of Stroke
In-home health care providers monitor blood pressure and help lower cholesterol in the diet to reduce the possibility of stroke. Monitoring blood pressure and diabetes together also reduces the chance of kidney disease. High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and eye complications.